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1505, 2019

Legislative session brought Florida forward in many ways | Opinion

By | May 15th, 2019|

By: Robert McClure May 14, 2019 The 2019 Legislative session just came to a close, and what a difference a year makes! It has been an eventful six months. Coming off the heels of a 2018 election that saw the Sunshine State buck the “Blue Wave,” Floridians elected Ron DeSantis to [...]

1505, 2019

William Mattox

By | May 15th, 2019|

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute about education policy victories as part of a mini podcast series on the 2019 Legislative Session.

1005, 2019

The Future of Free Speech in Higher Education Resides in Florida

By | May 10th, 2019|

By: Robert McClure Thursday, 09 May 2019 5:06PM In what may prove to be the most significant action by any state’s higher education leaders in more than a decade, the presidents of all 12 state universities in Florida recently released a joint statement affirming their commitment to “full and open [...]

905, 2019

By | May 9th, 2019|

May 9, 2019 Senator Richard L. Scott 716 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Scott, We are writing to express our concerns regarding your new proposal, the Transparent Drug Pricing Act, and urge you to withdraw it. As Governor of Florida and a United States Senator you have been [...]

905, 2019

Climate change litigation could wreak havoc on Florida’s economy

By | May 9th, 2019|

By Drew Wilson on May 8, 2019 During the George W. Bush Administration, little was done on the climate change front, so environmental activists took to the courts. There was a partial victory in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA had the authority [...]

805, 2019

How States Give a Green Light to Driverless Cars and What Comes Next

By | May 8th, 2019|

Jennifer Huddleston Word Count: 681 Many states including Florida have cleared a path for driverless cars. In fact, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some kind of legislation related to autonomous vehicles. These state laws vary significantly in what they do and as a result have had [...]

605, 2019

2019 Sine Die Statement

By | May 6th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 With the passage of an $91.1 billion budget for the Sunshine State, the Florida Legislature concluded the 2019 session and adjourned “sine die” Saturday afternoon. We congratulate Speaker Jose Oliva, President Bill Galvano, and the members of the Florida [...]

2504, 2019

JMI Applauds the Florida Senate for passing more school choice in Florida

By | April 25th, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 JMI Applauds the Florida Senate for passing more school choice in Florida Statement from William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute Tallahassee- Today the Florida Senate passed a major [...]

2504, 2019

Miami toll legislation could hurt state highway funding | Commentary

By | April 25th, 2019|

By: Robert Poole April 24, 2019 Florida is one of America’s fastest-growing states. Its policymakers have done a better job than most in keeping the state’s highway capacity growing along with population growth, primarily by supplementing fuel-tax funded highways with over 3,500 lane-miles of toll-financed expressways, beginning with the well-run [...]