Point of View: Florida task force makes good start in tackling blue-green algae

By: VITTORIO NASTASI Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:30 a.m. Algae-laden water from Lake Okeechobee pours into the St.Lucie Locks and Dam. (Andrew Ruiz / WPTV News Channel 5) Blue-green algal blooms are an increasingly common occurrence in water bodies around the state. The toxic algae cause significant ecological [...]

By | 2019-10-07T15:57:32-04:00 October 7th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Point of View: Florida task force makes good start in tackling blue-green algae

Blockchain Voting Could Prevent Election Recounts

By Robert McClure Monday, 23 September 2019 11:02 AM I am old enough to remember the chaos of the 2000 presidential election in Florida.Now approaching its 20-year anniversary, the vote tally between George W. Bush and Al Gore was so close it triggered a machine recount, hand recount, and lawsuits in [...]

By | 2019-09-30T09:58:18-04:00 September 30th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Blockchain Voting Could Prevent Election Recounts

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 | 2019-09-11T14:35:58-04:00 September 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 | 2019-09-11T14:34:52-04:00 September 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 | 2019-09-11T14:36:37-04:00 September 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 | 2019-07-31T15:04:11-04:00 July 30th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on State Think Tank Backs Fort Lauderdale’s Climate Change Decision

White House Event Shows Conservative Values Best for the Environment

Often, conservatives are unfairly criticized for not putting “sufficient” emphasis on expressed plans for environmental preservation. It is a widely held (but inaccurate) belief that conservative policy puts profit motives above the stewardship of our environment. And while it may help to rile up the liberal base, the reality on [...]

By | 2019-07-12T16:05:08-04:00 July 12th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on White House Event Shows Conservative Values Best for the Environment

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 | 2019-07-01T10:17:16-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Influencers to the Democrats: Tell us your solutions to Florida’s many challenges

John Adams, Ronald Sullivan point out sad irony at Harvard | Opinion

Tallahassee Democrat By: Robert McClure June 24, 2019 One of my favorite shows of all time is HBO's "John Adams." It took less memorable pieces of American history and presented their human aspects. We got a glimpse into the emotions, family dynamics and overwhelming frustrations of the colonists on the cusp of declaring independence. [...]

By | 2019-06-25T09:53:49-04:00 June 25th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on John Adams, Ronald Sullivan point out sad irony at Harvard | Opinion

Occupational licensing reform could help keep ex-offenders out of prison | Opinion

Tallahassee Democrat By: Vittorio Nastasi June 22, 2019 The criminal justice system in the United States is often described as a revolving door –– with good cause. According to a report from the Florida Department of Corrections, more than 60 percent of prisoners released in Florida are re-arrested within three years [...]

By | 2019-06-24T11:07:37-04:00 June 24th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Occupational licensing reform could help keep ex-offenders out of prison | Opinion