2019 Legislative Wrap-up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 The James Madison Institute praises Gov. DeSantis and legislative leaders for passing transformative reforms this session  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New Governor Ron DeSantis, Senate President Galvano, House Speaker Oliva as well as the rest of the legislative body are [...]

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May 9, 2019 Senator Richard L. Scott 716 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Scott, We are writing to express our concerns regarding your new proposal, the Transparent Drug Pricing Act, and urge you to withdraw it. As Governor of Florida and a United States Senator you have been [...]

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2019 Sine Die Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 With the passage of an $91.1 billion budget for the Sunshine State, the Florida Legislature concluded the 2019 session and adjourned “sine die” Saturday afternoon. We congratulate Speaker Jose Oliva, President Bill Galvano, and the members of the Florida [...]

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JMI Applauds the Florida Senate for passing more school choice in Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 JMI Applauds the Florida Senate for passing more school choice in Florida Statement from William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute Tallahassee- Today the Florida Senate passed a major [...]

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JMI Applauds Governor Ron DeSantis for Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 JMI Applauds Governor Ron DeSantis for Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses Statement by The James Madison Institute President and CEO, Dr. J. Robert McClure Tallahassee- Today, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference to announce the support and [...]

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JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing and Recidivism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing and Recidivism About 86 percent of individuals released from prison are likely to re-offend within nine years of their release, with the majority re-offending within the first two years. With more [...]

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JMI Releases New Tech Policy Brief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Releases New Tech Policy Brief TALLAHASSE- Florida’s economy has radically changed over the past 30 years and cities like Gainesville, Orlando, and Miami have become centers for start-ups and innovation. The rise of technology companies across Florida [...]

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JMI Annual Dinner Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 JMI Annual Dinner Update The James Madison Institute regrets to announce that Fox News reporter Shannon Bream has had to cancel her appearance at our annual dinner in Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 3. While we are disappointed, [...]

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JMI Applauds Federal Government on New Tax Credit Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Applauds Federal Government on New Tax Credit Proposal Statement by The James Madison Institute J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options Director William Mattox  The James Madison Institute lauds the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy [...]

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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 [...]

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