Sal Nuzzo serves as JMI’s Chief Policy Nerd (aka Vice President of Policy).
A native of high-tax/low-growth Connecticut, Sal happily left New England for Florida State University, a warmer climate, and a healthier economy. Since then, he has spent more than 20 years in the policy arena, attempting to get lawmakers of all stripes to listen to the wisdom of free market capitalism, property rights, and the rule of law.
Most times it’s about as successful as you would imagine. But occasionally he breaks through.
Sal has occasionally, through no fault of his own, backed into notoriety. During the tax reform debate of 2017, the official White House website and Twitter account featured his Tampa Bay Times column among its “West Wing Reads” list, as one of five articles directly influencing the President’s policy position in the closing days of the debate. He was also named alongside Coach Pat Riley, Senator Marco Rubio, rapper Trick Daddy, and Fidel Castro as one of Miami’s “Dirty Dozen,” for having “brought deep shame to Miami in 2016.” For the record, Sal lives nowhere near Miami.
His writing has been featured in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Newsweek, Townhall, and he also serves as a member of several policy work groups that advise Congressional and White House leaders (both Republican and Democrat), which has caused only minor hypertension.
Despite this, he is a hopeful optimist.