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 [...]

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How States Give a Green Light to Driverless Cars and What Comes Next

Jennifer Huddleston Word Count: 681 Many states including Florida have cleared a path for driverless cars. In fact, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some kind of legislation related to autonomous vehicles. These state laws vary significantly in what they do and as a result have had [...]

By | 2019-05-07T14:10:01-04:00 May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How States Give a Green Light to Driverless Cars and What Comes Next

Improve Government Data To Increase Transparency

By Adam A. Millsap and Austin Eovito It’s widely recognized that government transparency is crucial for limiting corruption and maintaining public trust. Florida’s state and local governments are required to record and publish important financial data and the Florida Sunshine Law guarantees citizen’s have access to these data. Unfortunately, the [...]

By | 2019-04-18T11:50:06-04:00 April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Improve Government Data To Increase Transparency

Are States the Appropriate Policy Playground When It Comes to Privacy?

By Jennifer Huddleston Each day headlines seem to tell a new scary story about something that has gone awry in the world of data privacy. In response to the growing number of concerned voices, states from Washington to Mississippi have considered data privacy legislation. Even some cities, such as Chicago, [...]

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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 [...]

By | 2019-04-08T11:29:33-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing and Recidivism

Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Occupational Licensing and Recidivism in the United States Vittorio Nastasi and Samuel R. Staley DeVoe L. Moore Center, Florida State University Executive Summary This policy study examines the effects of occupational licensing reform on reducing recidivism—the likelihood former prisoners will re-offend and return to prison. Eighty-six percent of released prisoners [...]

By | 2019-04-10T09:26:41-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Dockless Scooters Around the U.S.

By Nicholas Moayad Convenient and inexpensive public transportation methods have been widely available in the United States for decades, but with the technological advancements of the 21st century, more and more privately-owned transportation methods are being made available to anyone with a smartphone. Dockless scooters are one polarizing example of [...]

By | 2019-04-01T15:21:24-04:00 April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dockless Scooters Around the U.S.

Who benefits from the gig economy?

By: Megan Hansen This article first appeared on The Benchmark: https://medium.com/cgo-benchmark/who-benefits-from-the-gig-economy-7fec8d50d33 Much has been written about the growth of the gig economy, and many have tried to estimate just how fast it’s growing. In 2016, economists Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger released research showing that the percentage of the American workforce made up [...]

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Blockchain Technology May Drastically Change How We Invest

By Adam. A. Millsap Many people are familiar with Bitcoin, the digital currency. Some think Bitcoin will become a commonly accepted currency, like U.S. dollars, while others think its volatility and lack of government support will keep it a niche investment. But regardless of Bitcoin’s fate, the technology it’s built [...]

By | 2019-03-06T14:22:45-04:00 March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blockchain Technology May Drastically Change How We Invest

Policy Approaches Can Accelerate the Transportation Future

By: Jennifer Huddleston Transportation is on the verge of its biggest renaissance in almost a century. From dockless scooters and autonomous vehicles to “flying taxis” and supersonic air travel, technology is rapidly changing the way we get from point A to point B in the 21st Century. In many of [...]

By | 2019-02-28T16:07:44-04:00 February 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Policy Approaches Can Accelerate the Transportation Future