‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race

DeSantis owes his win to unexpected support from minority women. By: William Mattox Nov. 20, 2018 6:51 p.m. ET Believe it or not, Republican Ron DeSantis owes his victory in the Florida gubernatorial election to about 100,000 African-American women who unexpectedly chose him over the black Democratic candidate, Andrew Gillum. [...]

By | 2018-11-26T11:28:57+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on ‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race

As Florida Goes Tuesday, So Goes the Nation

By: Dr. Bob McClure Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Grover Norquist. 11/3/18 A Republican Governor would confirm the path of the last eight years led by Governor Rick Scott with eight annual tax cuts totaling more than $10 billion. The state has no personal income tax and between 1992 [...]

By | 2018-11-05T11:26:19+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on As Florida Goes Tuesday, So Goes the Nation

Do Florida voters want socialism?

BY BRANDON ARNOLD AND SAL NUZZO, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 11/02/18 02:00 PM EDT As has been the case so many times in recent history, this year’s election in Florida might be the most important race to watch. The governor’s race is a proxy battle that pits a Trump-endorsed congressman against the Bernie [...]

By | 2018-11-02T16:05:45+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Do Florida voters want socialism?

Amendment 11 enjoys bipartisan support but faces ‘voter fatigue’ challenge

By John Haughey | Watchdog.org October 26, 2018 With 12 amendments on a ballot crammed with local, state and Congressional elections, Amendment 11 has not garnered much attention and that, supporters say, could cause it to fall short of the 60 percent super-majority needed to encode the measure into the [...]

By | 2018-10-26T15:52:50+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Amendment 11 enjoys bipartisan support but faces ‘voter fatigue’ challenge

Study: $2.6 billion in tax hikes needed to implement Gillum’s progressive plan

By John Haughey | Watchdog.org Progressive Democrat Andrew Gillum’s tax plan proposals “would adversely impact the business climate of the state” if he is elected governor, costing Florida 155,000 jobs and $28.2 billion in economic loses per year, according to the James Madison Institute (JMI), a Tallahassee-based conservative think-tank. Conversely, [...]

By | 2018-10-24T15:51:03+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Study: $2.6 billion in tax hikes needed to implement Gillum’s progressive plan

As Florida goes, so goes the nation — here’s how the governor race will affect the whole country

BY ROBERT MCCLURE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/24/18 12:30 PM EDT The Hill The latest battle in the war for the future policy direction of the U.S. is being fought in the Sunshine State and the stakes for the economy and the prosperity Floridians are currently enjoying could not be higher. As [...]

By | 2018-10-24T15:15:23+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on As Florida goes, so goes the nation — here’s how the governor race will affect the whole country

The Economic Policies Of Florida’s Gubernatorial Candidates

By: Adam Millsap One of America’s most-watched governor’s races is taking place in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum is up against Republican Ron DeSantis, and each candidate has different views on which policies will help Florida going forward. A new report from the James Madison Institute discusses some of each candidate’s preferred policies [...]

By | 2018-10-22T10:59:56+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Press|Comments Off on The Economic Policies Of Florida’s Gubernatorial Candidates

States Could Feel Conservative Tax Pinch Even If Blue Wave Wins

By Amanda Albright October 18, 2018, 9:28 AM EDT Florida Governor Rick Scott, who boasts of cutting taxes dozens of times, has a chance to secure his legacy for years to come -- even if Democrats manage to sweep his party completely out of power. That’s because the two-term Republican governor [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:00:26+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on States Could Feel Conservative Tax Pinch Even If Blue Wave Wins

Can Florida Afford a ‘Governor Andrew Gillum’?

Nancy Smith October 17, 2018 James Madison Institute's just-released analysis of the two main governor candidates' economic platforms could wither a cactus. Most of us realize Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum have wildly contrasting economic plans, but I don't think we ever truly understood how much our choice on Nov. [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:00:33+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Can Florida Afford a ‘Governor Andrew Gillum’?

JMI Study Finds Sharp Differences Between Ron DeSantis’, Andrew Gillum’s Economic Plans

Kevin Derby October 16, 2018 With three weeks to go until Florida voters choose a new governor, the James Madison Institute (JMI), a think tank that supports the free market, released a report looking at the economic plans of the top two candidates. JMI paired up with the Washington Economics Group and Arduin, Laffer [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:00:40+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on JMI Study Finds Sharp Differences Between Ron DeSantis’, Andrew Gillum’s Economic Plans