James Madison Institute

7 Insights From J.D. Vance And Co. About The Forces Ripping American Families Apart

July 24, 2017 | The Federalist Online

To broaden the conversation into parenting, Marshall noted that several scholars were struck by the insights Bill Mattox of the James Madison Institute presented in his essay.

“I talk about baseball,” Mattox began his summary, mentioning legends such as Jackie Robinson. “In baseball circles, there has been this robust conversation in the last 10 to 15 years about the decline in participation among black youth. Fewer and fewer Major Leaguers now come from the African American community.”

STATEMENT RELEASE: Florida Ranks First in new Mercatus Study as Most Fiscally Responsible State

J. Robert McClure | July 19, 2017

On July 11, 2017, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked Florida first out of all 50 states in the 2017 edition of the Center’s State Fiscal Rankings. The study ranks each US state’s financial health based on short- and long-term debt and other key fiscal obligations, such as unfunded pensions and healthcare benefits. After consistently remaining in the top 10, the Sunshine State has jumped to number 1, beating out the competition as the most fiscally responsible state.

Inside the Beltway: Culture, Opportunity and J.D. Vance

July 19, 2017 | The Washington Times Online

On hand for the thoughtful doings: Helen M. Alvare, George Mason University law professor; the Rev. Derek McCoy, executive vice president, Center for Urban Renewal and Education; William Mattox, director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at James Madison Institute; Henry Olsen, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Israel Ortega, spokesperson for the LIBRE Initiative. The 90-minute event will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. EDT at Heritage.org.

McClure: Five essential elements of health care reform

July 16, 2017 | Tallahassee Democrat Online

At the James Madison Institute, we spend a great deal of time reviewing health care policies to consider the impacts each law may have. We understand health care is a complex issue, requiring policymakers across the political spectrum to make difficult decisions.

Within the health care debate, we have identified five essential elements that policymakers should require in any legislation that reaches President Trump’s desk.

McClure: School choice backlash blinds critics to what's best for children

July 12, 2017 | The News-Press Online

But if Florida’s 2017 legislative session is any indication, even some of the milder efforts to offer more learning options to students around the country will be met with unhinged, over-the-top, hyperbolic opposition from the education establishment. Witness what happened in the Sunshine State leading up to the governor signing a forward-thinking education reform measure that will help children in struggling schools. 

Becoming a Smart City

Daniel Peterson | July 10, 2017

As the information age continues to connect the world in ways we never thought possible even just a decade ago, local governments have found themselves often on the outside looking in. As municipalities seek to catch up, there is a growing and increasingly enticing notion building amongst municipalities: that of becoming a “smart city.”

James Madison Institute Gives High Marks to Gov. Scott and 2017 Legislature

July 7, 2017 | The Capitolist

Florida is well-positioned to see continued growth in the coming years as a result of the actions of Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature in this year’s regular legislative session. That’s the conclusion of the James Madison Institute (JMI), the state’s oldest and largest nonprofit research and educational organization.

Five Things Lawmakers Should Require in Any Health Care Reform Bill

J. Robert McClure | June 29, 2017

At the James Madison Institute, we spend a great deal of time reviewing health care policies and looking at the impacts – both positive and negative – that every law has or may have. We understand that this is a complex issue requiring policymakers across the conservative spectrum to decide where they’re willing to compromise and what is non-negotiable in any specific policy proposal. Amid the health care reform debate, we have identified five things that conservative policymakers should require be included in any legislation that reaches the desk of President Trump.