Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Jennifer Minjarez Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy & Sal Nuzzo Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Executive Summary Florida’s access to care deficiencies manifest themselves in a variety of ways. To start, there [...]

By | 2019-01-23T10:47:39-04:00 January 23rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

2019 Policy Priorities

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF  Paths to Prosperity On November 6, 2018, more than eight million Floridians cast their ballots and decided the future direction of our great state. And while the results of 2018 were among the tightest we have ever experienced, our new governor and cabinet take [...]

By | 2019-01-10T14:33:09-04:00 January 10th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on 2019 Policy Priorities

Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida

Click here to read the PDF  Adam Millsap Ph.D., Samuel Staley Ph.D., and Vittorio Nastasi Executive Summary Housing rents and home prices in many areas of the nation, including Florida, have increased much faster than the cost of construction since the 1990s, squeezing the household budgets of middle- and lower-income [...]

By | 2019-01-07T13:32:33-04:00 January 3rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida

Roadmap to Reform

Click here to read the full PDF. Roadmap to Reform By Christian Cámara, Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute INTRODUCTION Florida’s unique geographic position has been its greatest blessing, and simultaneously somewhat of a curse. Its sunshine and temperate climate has made it a destination for tourists and settlers alike, [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:37:12-04:00 November 28th, 2018|Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Roadmap to Reform

Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Read the full PDF of "Changing the Course: Driver's License Suspension in Florida" here. Overview Punitive License Suspension and Its Effects Is suspending a person’s driver’s license an effective punitive measure? This is a vital question for Florida, which issued around 1.7 million license suspensions last year. That accounts for [...]

By | 2018-11-14T09:34:36-04:00 November 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Florida Voters Want a Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice

Too many people are in Florida jails simply because they cannot afford money bond—and voters believe it is time for this situation to change. A new poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the James Madison Institute shows that Florida voters think pretrial justice should focus on public safety, [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:00:52-04:00 October 16th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Florida Voters Want a Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice

Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections

By: Dr. J Antonio Vilamil, JMI Senior Fellow and Founder and Principal, the Washington Economics Group and Donna Arduin, President and Co-Founder, Arduin, Laffer, Moore Econometrics Executive Summary Florida faces a once-in-a-generation election in 2018. The confluence of term limits, macro-economic outlook, and the political environment have combined to [...]

By | 2018-10-15T16:26:21-04:00 October 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections

2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

Click here to read a PDF of JMI's 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide! On November 6, 2018, Floridians will march to the ballot box to cast their votes. In addition to electing the next crop of public officials, the ballot tasks Floridians with passing judgment on 13 proposed constitutional [...]

By | 2018-10-29T11:35:15-04:00 October 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendment Guide

It’s Time for Real Occupational Licensing Reform in Florida

By Adam A. Millsap, Assistant Director of the L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center at Florida State University Occupational licensing is under fire in states across the country. Both the Obama and Trump administrations have pushed the case for reform, and the Federal Trade Commission recently created a taskforce to [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:42:39-04:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on It’s Time for Real Occupational Licensing Reform in Florida

Structural Reform for Next Generation Prosperity

By: John Towey, Ave Maria University Campus Representative, The James Madison Institute It was about 20 years ago, just as Florida and the rest of the world prepared to enter the next millennium, that Floridians from all corners of the state took to the ballot box to redirect the [...]

By | 2018-09-28T15:42:32-04:00 October 2nd, 2018|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Structural Reform for Next Generation Prosperity