“Especially in a year when dollars are scarce the Florida Legislature should take commonsense steps to reduce regulations that create barriers to employment or health care,” said JMI Vice President of Policy Sal Nuzzo. “And smart-on-crime criminal justice reforms will reduce incarcerations in Florida, thereby reducing associated costs and preserving families in the process.”
STATEMENT RELEASE: Repeal Heavy-Handed Legislation to Save Money, Create Opportunities for Florida’s Working Poor
In a lean budget year, the best way for the state to save money and give an economic boost to Florida’s working poor is to repeal or amend heavy-handed legislation that blocks employment or access to health care and criminalizes addiction. That’s the conclusion of The James Madison Institute (JMI), as argued in a series of issue briefs in the conservative, free-market think tank’s latest edition of The Journal.