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William Mattox: Let’s Honor Mary McLeod Bethune with a K-12 Scholarship Program

William Mattox | July 11, 2016

Now that the federal government has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, the state of Florida needs to find a good way to honor one of our own: Mary McLeod Bethune, the legendary educator who founded a school for African-American girls that grew into what is today Bethune-Cookman University. I believe the most meaningful way to honor her legacy would be to name a new K-12 scholarship program after her.

Tags: Education

The Growing Cost of Keeping the Lights On

Daniel Peterson | June 16, 2016

Lowering the cost of energy should be of utmost concern to policymakers both in Washington and Tallahassee. Reducing the percentage of income that every family uses to pay for energy will enhance the quality of life for millions of Americans and drive the economic growth our nation so acutely needs.

President’s OT Law Will Cost Jobs

Sal Nuzzo | May 23, 2016

Every week another job-killing, economy-stifling, Constitution-trampling regulation seems to come out from on high. The Obama Administration just doesn’t seem to get it. This week’s entry in the “anti-solution in search of a problem” log is the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule governing eligibility for overtime pay.

Mandating Americans Out Of a Job — Tug-of-war Isn't Working

Sal Nuzzo | May 20, 2016

​Every week another job-killing, economy-stifling, Constitution-trampling regulation seems to come out from on high. The Obama administration just doesn’t seem to get it. This week’s entry in the “anti-solution in search of a problem” log is the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule governing eligibility for overtime pay.

Mandating Americans Out of a Job

Sal Nuzzo | May 19, 2016

​Every week another job-killing, economy-stifling, Constitution-trampling regulation seems to come out from on high. The Obama administration just doesn’t seem to get it. This week’s entry in the “anti-solution in search of a problem” log is the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule governing eligibility for overtime pay.

William Mattox: Let’s Honor Mary McLeod Bethune with a K-12 Scholarship Program

William Mattox | May 2, 2016

Now that the federal government has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, the state of Florida needs to find a good way to honor one of our own: Mary McLeod Bethune, the legendary educator who founded a school for African-American girls that grew into what is today Bethune-Cookman University. I believe the most meaningful way to honor her legacy would be to name a new K-12 scholarship program after her.

Pass PROMESA, Secure Puerto Rico's Future

J. Robert McClure | April 26, 2016

Suffering under a decade of recession and a loophole granting it the ability to issue bonds tax-free, Puerto Rico has managed to amass an outstanding debt of more than $71 billion. What possible remedies can be implemented that would respect liberty, help to correct the challenges afflicting the governance of Puerto Rico, and ensure that Congress fulfills its obligations to this U.S. territory to provide assistance without burdening taxpayers with a bailout? Enter PROMESA, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act.