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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

Influencers to the Democrats: Tell us your solutions to Florida’s many challenges

Miami Herald By: The Miami Herald Editorial Board June 26, 2019 08:20 AM Democratic presidential candidates have gathered in Miami this week for two debates. As Floridians watch with an eye toward how the candidates will discuss issues important to the Sunshine State, we asked the Herald’s panel of Florida Influencers — [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:48:49-04:00June 26th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Influencers to the Democrats: Tell us your solutions to Florida’s many challenges

Was the Florida mission to Israel kosher? Yes and no, Influencers say

Miami Herald By: Samantha Grossi June 17, 2019 09:32 AM When it was announced that Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s other top elected officials and nearly 100 top-tier lobbyists, business executives and academics were planning a historic trip to Israel in late May, the fuzzy details and lack of clarity [...]

By |2020-06-05T15:07:50-04:00June 17th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Was the Florida mission to Israel kosher? Yes and no, Influencers say

Social Media: Publisher, Public Forum, or Something Else?

By: Camille Vazquez June 4, 2019 On February 11, 2019 Meghan Murphy filed suit against Twitter Inc. and Twitter International Company after the social media platform permanently banned her account. Twitter has alleged that Murphy “misgender[ed] another user” and engaged in other hateful speech that violated their Hateful Conduct Policy. [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:13:46-04:00June 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Social Media: Publisher, Public Forum, or Something Else?

The 2019 legislative session is called “transformative,” but JMI says much left undone

By: John Lucas June 3, 2019 Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 Legislature, the James Madison Institute is calling this past legislative session “transformative” after lawmakers enacted five of the institute’s six legislative priorities, including healthcare, school choice, and criminal justice policy. JMI credits Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with Senate [...]

By |2020-06-05T15:32:58-04:00June 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on The 2019 legislative session is called “transformative,” but JMI says much left undone

Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters

The candidate calls for a moratorium on charter schools. It’s bad politics and even worse policy. By Jason L. Riley May 21, 2019 6:58 p.m. ET Black voters had little use for Bernie Sanders when he sought the presidency in 2016. In the South Carolina primary, exit polls showed him winning [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:17:21-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Sanders Chooses Teachers Unions Over Black Voters

Climate change litigation could wreak havoc on Florida’s economy

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 [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:25:12-04:00May 9th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Climate change litigation could wreak havoc on Florida’s economy

Miami toll legislation could hurt state highway funding | Commentary

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 [...]

By |2020-07-29T12:27:03-04:00April 25th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Miami toll legislation could hurt state highway funding | Commentary
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