Finding the Right Lane: Next Steps for Florida in Practical Insurance Reform

By Christian Cámara, Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute CLICK TO READ THE PDF HERE INTRODUCTION Florida’s pro-growth, business-friendly environment, as well as its climate, sunshine, and proximity to Latin-America have encouraged the flow of people and capital into the state and created enviable levels of economic and population growth. [...]

By | 2019-11-04T11:22:19-04:00 November 5th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Finding the Right Lane: Next Steps for Florida in Practical Insurance Reform

2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Memo

Click here to read the PDF version! 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up “The 2019 Florida Legislative Session was transformative. Policymakers and a new governor made bold strides cementing Florida as a beacon for conservative principles. Our team at JMI worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond in ways that will be felt for [...]

By | 2019-05-31T14:09:14-04:00 June 3rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Memo

Miami toll legislation could hurt state highway funding | Commentary

By: Robert Poole April 24, 2019 Florida is one of America’s fastest-growing states. Its policymakers have done a better job than most in keeping the state’s highway capacity growing along with population growth, primarily by supplementing fuel-tax funded highways with over 3,500 lane-miles of toll-financed expressways, beginning with the well-run [...]

By | 2019-04-25T11:40:14-04:00 April 25th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Miami toll legislation could hurt state highway funding | Commentary

Cooperation, not lawsuits, right way forward for Florida on climate | Commentary

ORLANDO SENTINEL February 12, 2019 By: Robert McClure Late last year, a group of crab fishermen on the West Coast filed what is simply the latest in a series of lawsuits orchestrated by trial attorneys that target fossil fuel companies. The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association believes thirty energy [...]

By | 2019-02-12T13:37:36-04:00 February 12th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Cooperation, not lawsuits, right way forward for Florida on climate | Commentary

Florida’s elected officials must reject climate change litigation

NEWS-PRESS January 16, 2019 By: Sal Nuzzo As stewards of a multi-sector economy that extends far beyond the state’s sunny beaches, Florida’s elected officials have unique opportunities to lead the nation in adopting strategies to create jobs and avoiding moves that needlessly antagonize businesses. A stark example of what to [...]

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Florida needs more housing but government often gets in the way | Opinion

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT January 15, 2019 By: Vittorio Nastasi and Adam A. Millsap Florida is the third most populous state in the country and has no problem attracting new residents: From 2010 to 2016, 114,744 new households moved to Florida each year. Unfortunately, only 57,952 housing units were added each year. This [...]

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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

JMI Survey: Local Impact Fees, Land-Use Regulations Are the Enemy of Affordable Housing

By SUNSHINE STATE NEWS January 5, 2019  Florida, like many areas of the country, has a housing affordability problem. Since the 1990s, the cost of a rent or a purchase is rising faster than the cost of construction, squeezing the household budgets of middle- and lower-income families. And the difference [...]

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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 [...]

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Frivolous climate change lawsuits could leave cities in ruin

By: Dr. Bob McClure As much as we hear nowadays about making America great again, it’s worth asking what made America great in the first place Whenever asked, I point to two often overlooked pieces of the puzzle: Our foundation of private property rights, and a strong rule of law [...]

By | 2018-09-18T13:35:21-04:00 August 1st, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Frivolous climate change lawsuits could leave cities in ruin