The concept of federalism is as old as our republic. The United States was founded as a federalist society – made up of states serving as “laboratories of democracy.” The adherence to this principle is under threat, as an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy infringes upon states in ways that would make our founders cringe.
Most often, federal control is exerted indirectly – through financial ties in grants, reliance of federal dollars, and agency rulemaking. We stand ready to assist our policymakers in identifying ways to reduce the influence of federal bureaucracies in Florida’s affairs.
TALLAHASSEE — James Madison Institute CEO and President Bob McClure says the Janus decision is a win for free speech. "It's a very significant decision for public employees and for public employee unions," McClure said in an interview with The Florida Record. "The Supreme Court gave clear consent that [...]
In this important election year, the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald want to drive a discussion on the important issues facing the Sunshine State. We've assembled a panel of 50 influential Floridians who will offer their views through the November elections. Meet our Influencers here and [...]
Recently, none other than Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Elizabeth Warren,D-Mass., brought tears of joy to my eyes as they pronounced themselves stalwart federalists. The fact that they were taking this position solely on the issue of marijuana policy was mystifying, but I’m good with baby steps. Welcome to [...]