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Policy Approaches Can Accelerate the Transportation Future

By: Jennifer Huddleston Transportation is on the verge of its biggest renaissance in almost a century. From dockless scooters and autonomous vehicles to “flying taxis” and supersonic air travel, technology is rapidly changing the way we get from point A to point B in the 21st Century. In many of these [...]

By | 2019-02-20T11:30:13+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Policy Approaches Can Accelerate the Transportation Future

JMI Study: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Not Working in Florida

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS February 19, 2019 With Florida facing an opioid crisis, one of the leading think tanks in Florida is calling for reforming mandatory minimum sentences. The James Madison Institute (JMI), a group based out of Tallahassee that supports free market solutions, unveiled a study on Tuesday which finds that mandatory [...]

By | 2019-02-20T15:22:10+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on JMI Study: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Not Working in Florida

Study: Mandatory minimums cost Florida $100 million as deaths, arrests rise

FLORIDA POLITICS February 20, 2019 By: Jacob Ogles Low-level drug incarcerations required by mandatory minimum sentencing costs Florida more than $100 million annually. That’s according to a study from the James Madison Institute suggesting the tough stance failed in its chief objectives. Report authors Greg Newburn and Sal Nuzzo say lawmakers in the name of fiscal [...]

By | 2019-02-20T15:15:36+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Study: Mandatory minimums cost Florida $100 million as deaths, arrests rise

Mandatory Minimums, Crime, and Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned and Paths Ahead

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF By Greg Newburn, State Policy Director, FAMM and Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, James Madison Institute In the 1970s, three states – New York, Michigan, and Florida – adopted mandatory minimum sentencing laws in efforts to deter drug trafficking and crime associated with [...]

By | 2019-02-18T14:03:13+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Mandatory Minimums, Crime, and Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned and Paths Ahead

New JMI Report Analyzes Florida’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 New JMI Report Analyzes Florida’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws TALLAHASSEE- Florida spends more than $100 million annually incarcerating low-level drug offenders serving mandatory minimums. A new study authored by Greg Newburn, State Policy Director of FAMM and Sal [...]

By | 2019-02-18T14:14:14+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New JMI Report Analyzes Florida’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Greg Newburn

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, hosts Sal Nuzzo and Dr. Bob McClure interview Greg Newburn. Greg is the Director of State Policy with the Foundation Against Mandatory Minimums. Greg discusses the need for mandatory minimum reform in Florida through a safety valve to allow for more [...]

By | 2019-02-19T11:14:58+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Greg Newburn

Cooperation, not lawsuits, right way forward for Florida on climate | Commentary

ORLANDO SENTINEL February 12, 2019 By: Robert McClure Late last year, a group of crab fishermen on the West Coast filed what is simply the latest in a series of lawsuits orchestrated by trial attorneys that target fossil fuel companies. The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association believes thirty energy [...]

By | 2019-02-12T13:37:36+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Cooperation, not lawsuits, right way forward for Florida on climate | Commentary

Justin Pearson

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, hosts Sal Nuzzo and Dr. Bob McClure interviews Justin Pearson from the Institute for Justice. The Institute for Justice is a public interest law firm that litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all [...]

By | 2019-02-12T15:35:38+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Justin Pearson

Dental care shortage warrants innovative strategy in Florida | Opinion

Tallahassee Democrat Holly Bullard and Sal Nuzzo, Your Turn Published 4:00 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2019 Florida is in the midst of a dental access crisis. There are too few dentists to go around, especially in rural, hard-to-reach and low-income communities. As a result, oral health suffers. Although dentists have [...]

By | 2019-02-11T11:25:16+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Dental care shortage warrants innovative strategy in Florida | Opinion

Florida’s Voucher Vindication

Wall Street Journal By: The Editorial Board Feb. 8, 2019 7:05 p.m. ET One issue that helped Florida Governor Ron DeSantis beat progressive Andrew Gillum in November’s gubernatorial nail-biter was his support for the state’s private school voucher program. To understand why that mattered, consider a report this week on [...]

By | 2019-02-11T11:07:40+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s Voucher Vindication