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2020 Amendment Guide

Florida’s history with state constitutions is storied. We have had six different constitutions over our 175 years. Our most recent constitution was ratified just 52 years ago, and we possess more ways to amend the constitution than any other state. In most election years, ballot initiatives are fairly clear and [...]

By |2020-09-04T09:42:08-04:00September 14th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2020 Amendment Guide

Puerto Rico statehood support is essential to winning the White House | Commentary

By ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN ORLANDO SENTINEL | AUG 30, 2020 AT 7:00 AM When you work in politics, you find out really early that the most important question you have to answer is what is a person’s “vote-moving” issue? Floridians who have moved from Puerto Rico — American citizens who have the full right to [...]

By |2020-09-04T09:42:15-04:00September 4th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Puerto Rico statehood support is essential to winning the White House | Commentary

Florida Should Be Leading the Way for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolutions

August 25, 2020 By: Senator Jeff Brandes There is a financial technology (fintech) revolution happening, and it is time for Florida to lead. One exciting aspect of this revolution has been the introduction of blockchain technologies and the growing use of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are peer-to-peer electronic cash payment [...]

By |2020-09-03T11:46:08-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Florida Should Be Leading the Way for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolutions

Study: Florida could be the next Wyoming in tapping into $100B Bitcoin market

(The Center Square) – If Florida lawmakers tweak the state’s money transmission regulations and adopt several relatively minor financial technology (fintech) measures, the Sunshine State could become the next Wyoming in capitalizing on the $100 billion global Bitcoin market. “Florida can and should become a leader in the advancement of [...]

By |2020-08-28T12:54:43-04:00August 28th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Study: Florida could be the next Wyoming in tapping into $100B Bitcoin market

Common Themes from the Commonwealth: Puerto Rico’s growing role in Florida politics

By: David Freddoso CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF Introduction In 2017, Florida overtook New York to become the state with the largest Puerto Rican population in America. This milestone serves to illustrate just how much political influence the Puerto Rican diaspora has come to exercise, even though Puerto [...]

By |2020-09-04T09:42:36-04:00August 24th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Common Themes from the Commonwealth: Puerto Rico’s growing role in Florida politics

Andrea O’Sullivan on Bitcoin

June, 8 2020 JMI's Director of Technology and Innovation, Andrea O'Sullivan, joins Juliette's Uncommon Knowledge podcast to talk about Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency has increasingly come to the foreground of financial discussions, in this podcast, Andrea O'Sullivan offers first-hand experience surrounding Bitcoin and information on related currencies. Listen in at: https://juliettesuncommonknowledge.libsyn.com/andrea-osullivan-on-bitcoin 

By |2020-06-17T14:23:24-04:00June 9th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Andrea O’Sullivan on Bitcoin

A Discussion with Tallahassee Business Leaders

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure talks with three business leaders for an episode for JMI's video series, Policy Gone Viral. Kathleen Kelly, Kevin's Fine Outdoor and Gear Susie Bush Transou, Hearth & Soul Sherman Rosier, Fit and Functional Gym [...]

By |2020-06-17T14:42:27-04:00June 4th, 2020|Podcast|Comments Off on A Discussion with Tallahassee Business Leaders

JMI’s President Dr. Bob McClure on the Bob Harden Show

The Bob Harden Show graciously hosts JMI's president, Dr. Bob McClure. This insightful interview encapsulates an analysis of the Florida governor's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers a comprehensive road map for the Future of Florida, using JMI's "Five Principles for Prosperity."

By |2020-05-28T14:59:38-04:00May 28th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on JMI’s President Dr. Bob McClure on the Bob Harden Show
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