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The Journal- Fall 2019

MOVING BEYOND THE POSSIBLE  FALL 2019 | NUMBER 62 CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL JOURNAL PDF  Forward Florida on the Forefront | Senator Jeffrey Brandes How we can use our success in economic policy to address the advent of technology and innovation in the Sunshine State. Articles Innovation Is [...]

By |2020-05-22T12:14:03-04:00September 25th, 2019|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on The Journal- Fall 2019

Report: Duval poised to be a state leader in juvenile civil citation use

For years, juvenile justice advocates slammed Duval County for arresting dozens of kids each month who could have avoided court and entanglement in the juvenile justice system altogether if they’d been offered a simple alternative. But, a new report released Tuesday highlights the upward trend in the last year [...]

By |2020-05-19T10:27:17-04:00June 28th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Report: Duval poised to be a state leader in juvenile civil citation use

James Madison Institute CEO calls Janus ‘win for free speech’

TALLAHASSEE — James Madison Institute CEO and President Bob McClure says the Janus decision is a win for free speech. "It's a very significant decision for public employees and for public employee unions," McClure said in an interview with The Florida Record. "The Supreme Court gave clear consent that [...]

By |2020-05-19T10:28:24-04:00June 28th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on James Madison Institute CEO calls Janus ‘win for free speech’

50 Years Ago, Miami-Dade County Played Key Role In Nation’s First Statewide Teacher Strike

Dozens of public school teachers filled the sidewalk outside a Miami-Dade County School Board meeting earlier this month, demanding raises with loud chants and colorful signs. One protestor waved a piece of hot pink poster board featuring a list of the states where teachers have gone on strike in [...]

By |2020-05-19T10:35:46-04:00May 31st, 2018|In The News, Press|Comments Off on 50 Years Ago, Miami-Dade County Played Key Role In Nation’s First Statewide Teacher Strike

Health Policy Consensus Group Calls for Short-Term Health Plan Reform

Organizations across the country urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make short-term plans renewable Contact: Holly Wetzel Communications Coordinator 989-698-1927 media@mackinac.org MIDLAND — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should allow more flexibility for short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans, according to 39 health policy experts from across [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:16:59-04:00April 25th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Health Policy Consensus Group Calls for Short-Term Health Plan Reform

Tax day is here: Americans still largely unaware of tax reform benefits

Federal income tax day is here, marking the final Tax Day under America’s old tax system. With the new system in effect starting the 2018 tax season, a new survey reveals significant misunderstandings about the newly passed income tax reforms, including whether it will be simpler and will save middle-income [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:18:33-04:00April 17th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Tax day is here: Americans still largely unaware of tax reform benefits

Prominent Warmists, Skeptics Forge Common Ground at Energy Forum

The most fervent believers and skeptics of imminent and severe global warming danger demonstrated last week that common-ground energy policies exist that can unite warmists and skeptics, progressives and conservatives. As one of four speakers at an energy and climate forum last Monday in Tampa hosted by my organization, the [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:32:44-04:00March 12th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Prominent Warmists, Skeptics Forge Common Ground at Energy Forum

Proposal aims to cut prison costs by raising threshold for felony theft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- Florida's prison budget each year is more than $2 billion, but lawmakers say prison costs can be cut by locking up fewer non-violent offenders. There are approximately 3,300 people behind bars in Florida for felony theft convictions. Each inmate costs tax payers more than $20,000 per [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:44:46-04:00January 25th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Proposal aims to cut prison costs by raising threshold for felony theft

Tampa panel talks criminal justice reform ahead of Session

While red-leaning states like Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia and Louisiana have made significant criminal justice reforms over the past decade, Florida’s GOP-led Legislature has stood still. Thirty-three states have implemented such reforms since 2007, while Florida’s prison population continues to grow, with the state now spending more than $2.4 billion a [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:56:24-04:00December 12th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Tampa panel talks criminal justice reform ahead of Session

Florida Parents Could Face Arrest for Children’s Truancy

Rising truancy levels in Florida schools have administrators considering taking legal action against parents. In Palm Beach County, approximately 27,500 elementary school students were absent eleven days or more during the 2016-17 school year. Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa “said he’s willing to consider drastic action, including having parents [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:59:01-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Press|0 Comments