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Context Florida — J. Robert McClure: Congress members should fight fed policies that hurt business, trade

Posted 09/18/2014

Context Florida “J. Robert McClure: Congress members should fight fed policies that hurt business, trade” September 18, 2014 By J. Robert McClure The entrepreneurial spirit is alive in Florida, despite federal tax and trade policies that discourage it. It is especially strong among recent immigrants who — like the Cuban refugees before them — fled …

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SaintPetersBlog — James Madison Institute event to debate “liberal” U.S. Constitution

Posted 09/16/2014

SaintPetersBlog “James Madison Institute event to debate ‘liberal’ U.S. Constitution” September 15, 2014 By Phil Ammann Over the past few decades, legal commentators have engaged in an ideological battle to settle a long-running debate over the U.S. Constitution. Scholars are beginning to ask if our founding document, as a political text, is either “liberal” or …

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Orlando Sentinel — Florida should fight federal policies that discourage trade

Posted 09/12/2014

Orlando Sentinel “Florida should fight federal policies that discourage trade” September 12, 2014 By J. Robert McClure, Guest columnist The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Florida, despite federal tax and trade polices that discourage it. It is especially strong among recent immigrants who — like the Cuban refugees before them — fled countries …

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Hernando Today – Ending cronyism in Florida education

Posted 09/11/2014

By William Mattox Guest columnist September 11, 2014 When the Florida courts consider several lawsuits filed recently by the Florida Education Association and other anti-voucher groups, I hope someone will call me as a witness. Because I am a public school parent who agrees that some of our education tax dollars aren’t being spent in …

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William Mattox: History project highlights debate about education spending

Posted 09/09/2014

Context Florida September 9, 2014 By William Mattox When the Florida courts consider several lawsuits filed recently by the Florida Education Association and other anti-voucher groups, I hope someone will call me as a witness. That’s because I am a public school parent who agrees that some of our education tax dollars aren’t being spent …

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Florida Today – Guest column: EPA could hit your utility bills

Posted 09/04/2014

September 3, 2014 By J. Robert McClure Floridians aren’t surprised when they see seasonal spikes on their utility bills. A lengthy cold snap in January or lingering summer heat can send their energy bills soaring like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Fortunately, in a state blessed by ocean breezes and a climate ranging from temperate …

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You’re Invited: Orlando Luncheon with Commissioner Adam Putnam

Posted 09/03/2014

The Coalition for Property Rights, a partner of The James Madison Institute, requests the pleasure of your company at their 2014 Fall Issues Forum. Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture With Special Guest: Jesse Panuccio, Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity When: Tuesday, September 16 at 12 noon Where: …

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Context Florida – J. Robert McClure: Don’t let seasonal spikes become the new normal for utility bills

Posted 09/03/2014

September 2, 2014 By J. Robert McClure Floridians aren’t surprised when they see seasonal spikes on their utility bills. A lengthy cold snap in January or lingering summer heat can send their energy bills soaring like fireworks on the Fourth of July.  Fortunately, in a state blessed by ocean breezes and a climate ranging from …

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The Gainesville Sun – J. Robert McClure: Don’t let utility-bill spikes become the new norm

Posted 09/02/2014

September 2, 2014 By J. Robert McClure Floridians aren’t surprised when they see seasonal spikes on their utility bills. A lengthy cold snap in January or lingering summer heat can send their energy bills soaring like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Fortunately, in a state blessed by ocean breezes and a climate ranging from …

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You’re Invited: Celebrate Constitution Day in Tallahassee

Posted 09/02/2014

Join JMI on Sept. 16, 2014 (Constitution Day-Eve) from 7-8:15 PM for a presentation titled “Is the Constitution Liberal, Conservative or Neither?” Our speaker’s answer may surprise you. We will also be awarding Eva Baker, creator of TeensGotCents.com with the JMI Preston A. Wells, Jr. Student Award. Additionally, students who attend will have a chance …

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