James Madison Institute

Advocates Say Citations A Civil Approach To Crime

September 23, 2016 | WFSU - Online

This last week’s survey by the James Madison Institute did more than show widespread support for criminal justice reform. It lends more ammunition to children’s advocates pushing greater use of civil citations for juvenile offenders.

Florida growing friendlier to criminal-justice reform, poll indicates

September 19, 2016 | Saint Petersblog

Floridians may be rethinking their throw-the-book-at-’em approach to crime, a poll released Monday suggests. The survey by The James Madison Institute and the Charles Koch Institute found that 72 percent of Floridians agreed or strongly agreed it is important to reform criminal justice.

Guest Blog: Uber, Lyft Help Drive Economic Growth; Tampa Regulators Say, ‘Thanks, But No Thanks’

Kevin Hernandez | September 19, 2016

Hillsborough County's Public Transportation Commission decided Wednesday to stifle competition and limit opportunities for many, after voting 5-2 in favor of mandatory fingerpring-based background checks for Transportation Network Company drivers. A nearly identical regulation recently passed in Austin, Texas just a few months ago, resulting in the loss of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. 

The Rotunda Episode 76:

September 19, 2016 | Tallahassee Democrat

Trimmel Gomes talks with Dan Peterson, director of the Center for Property Rights at the James Madison Institute about solving the “Everglades Riddle” along with the ongoing debate over government vs. private land ownership for conservation purposes and finding the right balance that works for Florida.