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Abridged Journal Format – Quick Reference Guide

By: JMI Policy Team Introduction: On November 8, 2018, Floridians will march to the ballot box to cast their respective votes. Beyond determining the next crop of public officials, the ballot tasks Floridians with passing judgment on 13 proposed constitutional amendments. The 13 amendments found on the 2018 ballot [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:44:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Abridged Journal Format – Quick Reference Guide

Florida: The Best State For Military Retirees

By Robert Sanchez, Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute  As Florida’s millions of veterans observed Memorial Day 2018, they had one more reason to stand tall and proud: A newly released report ranks the Sunshine State as the best place in the United States for military personnel to retire. [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:45:02+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Florida: The Best State For Military Retirees

Why Expanding Education Choice Should Be Florida Voters’ Top K-12 Priority

By William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute  Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon Going to the candidates' debate Laugh about it, shout about it When you've got to choose Every way you look at this, you lose. [...]

By | 2018-10-02T10:43:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Why Expanding Education Choice Should Be Florida Voters’ Top K-12 Priority

Book Review: Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy

Book Review Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy By Jonah Goldberg 2018 CROWN FORUM Penguin Random House, 464 pages Reviewed by John Towey Jonah Goldberg’s latest book, “Suicide of the West,” is regarded by many familiar with [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:45:28+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Book Review: Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy

Florida is Well-Positioned to Compete for Federal and Private Infrastructure Financing

By Dr. Joe Saviak, Associate Professor in the Public Administration Program at Flagler College and Lawrence Martin, Professor in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida The American Society of Civil Engineers (2017) grades our nation’s infrastructure at a D+ and estimates that some [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:45:45+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Florida is Well-Positioned to Compete for Federal and Private Infrastructure Financing

Florida’s Changing Electorate: More Racially/Ethnically and Age Diverse

Florida's Changing Electorate: More Racially/Ethnically and Age Diverse By Susan A. MacManus, USF Distinguished University Professor Emerita It is often said that Florida’s politics have largely been “imported.” There is some truth to that statement. Two-thirds of Floridians were not born in the Sunshine State. One in five was [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:45:36+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida’s Changing Electorate: More Racially/Ethnically and Age Diverse

Vote for Florida’s continued prosperity

By: Dr. J. Robert McClure As we enter the home stretch of the election season of 2018, a recent study by the Cato Institute is worth a mention. The key to this well-done piece of research is in Florida’s rankings, and the long path of prosperity Florida has trekked over [...]

By | 2018-10-01T15:49:25+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Vote for Florida’s continued prosperity

Adam Millsap

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch," host Dr. Bob McClure interviews Adam Millsap, Associate Director of the L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center at Florida State University on the issue of occupational licensing in Florida. Florida has long prided itself on being one of the most business-friendly states. However, [...]

By | 2018-09-25T09:25:07+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Adam Millsap

Dolley Madison’s legacy is more than fluff — just ask Liz Joyner

by William Mattox September 17, 2018 10:40 AM As Americans celebrate Constitution Day today, they’ll no doubt want to pay tribute to the document’s chief architect, James Madison. But they should also consider the important role that his wife, Dolley Madison, played in the early success of America’s grand experiment in [...]

By | 2018-09-19T09:39:26+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Dolley Madison’s legacy is more than fluff — just ask Liz Joyner

John Towey

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch," JMI's Executive Vice President Becky Liner sits down with John Towey, Campus Representative from Ave Maria University. Becky and John talk about the importance of JMI's Campus Representative Program across the state of Florida. JMI's Campus Representatives are on eleven Florida college campuses (with [...]

By | 2018-09-18T13:30:16+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on John Towey