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Bills protect employees’ right to quit their union | Opinion

Vincent F. Vernuccio, Your Turn I recently heard about a teacher in Florida, who in her second year on the job decided she didn’t want to continue as a member of her local teachers union. She had signed up under a bit of peer pressure and now just wants her full [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:03:47-04:00February 21st, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Bills protect employees’ right to quit their union | Opinion

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

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, [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:04:39-04:00February 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on ‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

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

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 [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:05:19-04:00February 7th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

JMI Releases Study Looking at Insurance Reform in Florida

By FLORIDA DAILY  11.06.19 The James Madison Institute (JMI), based out of Tallahassee, released a report on insurance this week, calling for some reforms to “ensure the long-term health and stability of Florida’s insurance market." On Tuesday, JMI released “Finding the Right Lane: Next Steps for Florida in Practical Insurance Reform” from Christian [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:16:45-04:00November 7th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on JMI Releases Study Looking at Insurance Reform in Florida

Florida’s Reform Momentum

For policy consequences, the most important election in 2018 might have been Florida’s contest for Governor. Now we’re seeing the results, as Republican Ron DeSantis expands school vouchers and has already remade the state Supreme Court. With little fanfare this autumn, another 18,000 young Floridians joined the ranks of Americans [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:08:44-04:00October 21st, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s Reform Momentum

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 |2020-06-03T16:29:12-04:00September 25th, 2019|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on The Journal- Fall 2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Government Efficiency Task Force

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Sal Nuzzo, Tarren Bragdon, Jonathan Satter, Keith Wold and Ed Moore to the Government Efficiency Task Force. Sal Nuzzo Nuzzo, of Tallahassee, is the vice president of policy and the director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the James [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:32:20-04:00September 11th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Government Efficiency Task Force

Florida ranks among best states for business but legal, regulatory challenges remain

TALLAHASSEE -- A new CNBC report ranks Florida as the nation's 12th best state for business. The report ranked all 50 states on measures including legal and regulatory environment, access to capital, infrastructure and cost of of living. Florida's overall ranking puts the state one spot behind Indiana and a [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:33:26-04:00September 11th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida ranks among best states for business but legal, regulatory challenges remain

Why Republican Governors Are More Popular

By JOHN MCCORMACK August 8, 2019 10:20 AM When the pollster Morning Consult published its latest round of approval ratings for the nation’s 50 governors in July, it revealed a couple of interesting findings: Eight of the ten least popular governors were Democrats, while the ten most popular governors were all [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:37:01-04:00September 11th, 2019|Press, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Republican Governors Are More Popular

State Think Tank Backs Fort Lauderdale’s Climate Change Decision

By Sarah Downey | Jul 29, 2019 TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida public policy organization supports the recent decision by Fort Lauderdale city officials to forgo involvement in climate change litigation. Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy at the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, said it’s the right choice for taxpayers. [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:40:37-04:00July 30th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on State Think Tank Backs Fort Lauderdale’s Climate Change Decision