Blog 2018-04-30T18:43:40-04:00


508, 2019

Commissioner Richard Corcoran

By | August 5th, 2019|

On the episode of Pundits on the Porch, Dr. Bob McClure sits down with Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Commissioner Corcoran has been a practicing attorney in Florida for almost 20 years. He also served as the Speaker of the Florida House from 2016-2018. During his tenure [...]

3007, 2019

State Think Tank Backs Fort Lauderdale’s Climate Change Decision

By | July 30th, 2019|

By Sarah Downey | Jul 29, 2019 TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida public policy organization supports the recent decision by Fort Lauderdale city officials to forgo involvement in climate change litigation. Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy at the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, said it’s the right choice for taxpayers. [...]

2207, 2019

Secretary Mary Mayhew

By | July 22nd, 2019|

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew. Secretary Mayhew is the the former Maine commissioner of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Mayhew served as the deputy administrator and director of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance [...]

1207, 2019

White House Event Shows Conservative Values Best for the Environment

By | July 12th, 2019|

Often, conservatives are unfairly criticized for not putting “sufficient” emphasis on expressed plans for environmental preservation. It is a widely held (but inaccurate) belief that conservative policy puts profit motives above the stewardship of our environment. And while it may help to rile up the liberal base, the reality on [...]

807, 2019

Chelsea Murphy

By | July 8th, 2019|

As part of JMI's 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up series of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews Chelsea Murphy about criminal justice policy. Chelsea Murphy is the Florida State Director for Right on Crime. Sal and Chelsea discuss the criminal justice policy wins during Florida's 2019 Legislative Session and [...]

2606, 2019

Influencers to the Democrats: Tell us your solutions to Florida’s many challenges

By | June 26th, 2019|

Miami Herald By: The Miami Herald Editorial Board June 26, 2019 08:20 AM Democratic presidential candidates have gathered in Miami this week for two debates. As Floridians watch with an eye toward how the candidates will discuss issues important to the Sunshine State, we asked the Herald’s panel of Florida Influencers — [...]

2506, 2019

John Adams, Ronald Sullivan point out sad irony at Harvard | Opinion

By | June 25th, 2019|

Tallahassee Democrat By: Robert McClure June 24, 2019 One of my favorite shows of all time is HBO's "John Adams." It took less memorable pieces of American history and presented their human aspects. We got a glimpse into the emotions, family dynamics and overwhelming frustrations of the colonists on the cusp of declaring independence. [...]

2406, 2019

Ed Moore

By | June 24th, 2019|

As part of a special series of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo sits down with Dr. Ed Moore to talk about how the 2019 Florida Legislative Session compares with other historical Florida legislative sessions.

2406, 2019

Occupational licensing reform could help keep ex-offenders out of prison | Opinion

By | June 24th, 2019|

Tallahassee Democrat By: Vittorio Nastasi June 22, 2019 The criminal justice system in the United States is often described as a revolving door –– with good cause. According to a report from the Florida Department of Corrections, more than 60 percent of prisoners released in Florida are re-arrested within three years [...]

1706, 2019

Was the Florida mission to Israel kosher? Yes and no, Influencers say

By | June 17th, 2019|

Miami Herald By: Samantha Grossi June 17, 2019 09:32 AM When it was announced that Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s other top elected officials and nearly 100 top-tier lobbyists, business executives and academics were planning a historic trip to Israel in late May, the fuzzy details and lack of clarity [...]