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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Dentist Shortage Can Be Solved by Training More Dental Therapists

By: Dr. Robert McClure At The James Madison Institute, I’ve spent years engaged in the battle of ideas, advancing conservative economic principles and free market ideals, I have been surprised and a bit disappointed with the idea that the government and special interests can stand in the way of solutions [...]

By | 2019-02-07T15:56:26+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Dentist Shortage Can Be Solved by Training More Dental Therapists

Florida’s ‘Moneyball’ approach on education spending paying off | Opinion

February 2, 2019 William Mattox The 2019 legislative session is fast approaching – as is the 2019 Grapefruit Leaguespring training season. And while these two calendar items may seem completely unrelated, there’s actually a curious parallel that Florida citizens ought to consider. Florida lawmakers will soon be dealing with “the Goldilocks question” [...]

By | 2019-02-04T10:58:37+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s ‘Moneyball’ approach on education spending paying off | Opinion

Proposal to Fill Dental Hole Draws Debate

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS January 24, 2019 By: Christine Sexton There is a void of dentists in Florida. A coalition calling itself Floridians for Dental Access has a plan to fill the cavity: dental therapists. The group is asking lawmakers to sign off on a new health care license for what [...]

By | 2019-01-24T11:49:41+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Proposal to Fill Dental Hole Draws Debate

Why MLK revered Jackie Robinson (and why we should, too) | Opinion

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT January 21, 2019 By: William Mattox Last January, around MLK Day, a long-time civil rights activist from Miami said something that startled me: “If Martin were still around today, many people would consider him a sissy.” Or at least they’d have little use for MLK’s commitment to non-violent [...]

By | 2019-01-22T11:42:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Why MLK revered Jackie Robinson (and why we should, too) | Opinion

Tallahassee is on the verge of great changes | Opinion

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT January 21, 2019 By: Bob McClure I have lived in this wonderful city for 46 of my 53 years, and I can honestly say I have never quite seen Tallahassee so on the verge of a renaissance. Apart from the Seminole football team (I get it, you all [...]

By | 2019-01-22T11:35:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Tallahassee is on the verge of great changes | Opinion