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1702, 2020

Secretary Halsey Beshears

By | February 17th, 2020|

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Vice President of Policy Sal Nuzzo interviews Secretary Halsey Beshears. Halsey Beshears is the secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He is also a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. Nuzzo and Secretary Beshears [...]

1302, 2020

‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

By | February 13th, 2020|

By Steve Contorno and Emily L. Mahoney   As he seeks reelection, President Donald Trump is making a direct appeal to black voters like Chikara Parks. After her four kids experienced bullying and other problems at their south St. Petersburg school, Parks moved each one into private Christian academies. She travels the state, [...]

1002, 2020

Nominations in the Sunshine! Make Florida First to Vote in 2024

By | February 10th, 2020|

By Robert McClure Monday, 10 February 2020 10:12 AM Last Monday night’s Iowa caucus debacle has taught us many things. The limits of bureaucratic processes and the ineffectiveness of government to solve just about anything are two. But above all else it has solidified an indisputable fact: there must be a better way to [...]

702, 2020

Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

By | February 7th, 2020|

By Mario Parker February 6, 2020, 4:00 AM EST   President Donald Trump is ramping up his appeals to African Americans, including a State of the Union speech on Tuesday that illustrated his campaign’s effort to lure enough black voters from the Democratic Party to secure his re-election. During his [...]

702, 2020

Bob McClure: Congratulations Patrick Mahomes … you have the right to remain silent

By | February 7th, 2020|

Before diving in, a bit of full disclosure is probably worthwhile. I had no vested interest in the outcome of Super Bowl LIV. As a longtime fan of the Dallas Cowboys, I counted it a blessing to not have to root against the Patriots yet again, and from all the [...]

502, 2020

Florida’s occupational licenses encourage poverty | Opinion

By | February 5th, 2020|

Work is better than welfare, yet Florida continues to make it difficult for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to work their way out of poverty. In particular, onerous occupational licensing requirements block many poor Floridians from getting their first job or starting a small business. An occupational license [...]

302, 2020

Executive Director Danny Burgess

By | February 3rd, 2020|

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Vice President of Policy, Sal Nuzzo interviews the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs, Danny Burgess. FDVA is the premier point of entry for Florida’s more than 1.5 million veterans. The agency operates a network of seven [...]

2801, 2020

JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing Regulations

By | January 28th, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing Regulations Access to gainful employment is essential to the economic success of Floridians and their families. For 25 percent of workers in over 300 professions and occupations, the state of Florida [...]

2801, 2020

Caught in Red Tape: How Occupational Licensing Hurts Florida’s Most Vulnerable

By | January 28th, 2020|

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF Introduction Access to gainful employment is essential to the economic success of Floridians and their families. An estimated 13.6 percent of people in Florida live below the poverty line, but the poverty rate is much lower among those who are able to find [...]

2001, 2020

DeVoe L. Moore

By | January 20th, 2020|

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Logan Padgett interview's DeVoe L. Moore about the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, occupational licensing, and his work with FSU and the DeVoe Moore Center. Click here to read more about DeVoe L. Moore. [...]