Lakeland Ledger: Broadband Is Key to Rural Prosperity

November 21, 2022 A consensus has emerged that zip code determines economic prosperity and educational attainment. The theory goes that those in urban centers and closest to jobs and schools are most likely to prosper while those in rural communities are left behind in an unbreakable cycle of poverty. Thankfully, [...]

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Orlando Sentinel: Private Sector Can Help Federal Government Bridge the Digital Divide

November 16, 2022 Recently, some of the state and country’s top innovation policy minds gathered in Miami to reflect on how Florida can continue to lead the future at the James Madison Institute’s Tech and Innovation Summit. Inevitably, and appropriately, these conversations always include a focus on broadband access and [...]

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The Future Is on Today’s Ballot. Kind Of.

Derek Robertson November 8, 2022 Elections, you might have heard, have consequences. Today’s midterms obviously matter for hot-button issues like abortion, elections in their own right, and crypto, as my colleague Ben Schreckinger reported yesterday. Tech companies have plenty of interests, like privacy and antitrust, that could pivot with a change in Congress. [...]

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Technology’s Massive Economic Contributions in Florida

Edward Longe November 4, 2022 It’s a cliche, but lawmakers shouldn’t cut off their noses to spite their faces. Over the past two years, Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both Washington and Tallahassee have viewed large technology companies (traditionally Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Meta, and Twitter), with increased hostility. In many [...]

By |2022-11-04T12:06:06-04:00November 4th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Technology’s Massive Economic Contributions in Florida

Socially Diverse And Politically Conservative: Why Most Americans Move To Florida

Roslyn Layton October 31, 2022 Florida is now the third-largest state. One way we can look at policy is in the rearview mirror and doing a natural experiment to see where people move after elections. Florida has overcome New York to be the third largest state. Moreover, it’s economy is [...]

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Edward Longe: Tech Poll Must Put Lawmakers on Alert

Edward Longe October 5, 2022 Lawmakers have advanced policies that ignore constituents' greatest concerns, namely inflation and the cost-of-living crisis. This November, lawmakers representing Floridians in the statehouse and U.S. Congress will again face voters at the ballot box. While analysts forecast Republican gains in the Sunshine State and across [...]

By |2022-10-06T11:05:58-04:00October 5th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Edward Longe: Tech Poll Must Put Lawmakers on Alert

NEW POLL: FL Voters Are Focused on Inflation; Believe Tech Regulation Will Increase Consumer Prices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2022 CONTACT Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 lpadgett@jamesmadison.org   NEW POLL:  FL Voters Are Focused on Inflation; Believe Tech Regulation Will Increase Consumer Prices TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters are overwhelmingly concerned about inflation and the rising costs of consumer goods (42%) over other issues such as [...]

By |2022-09-20T13:05:45-04:00September 20th, 2022|Statements|Comments Off on NEW POLL: FL Voters Are Focused on Inflation; Believe Tech Regulation Will Increase Consumer Prices

Why Is the EU Telling Apple Which Chargers It Can Use?

If Europe really cared about e-waste it would stop mandating inefficient products. ANDREA O'SULLIVAN | 6.17.2022 8:05 AM After ten years of hard work to try and promote innovation and consumer welfare, the European Union has revealed its bold plan: to force device manufacturers to use a single charging standard. The Eurocrats are [...]

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Misguided Antitrust Proposal Handcuffs U.S. Tech Companies and Gives China the Edge | Opinion

As inflation persists and costs of groceries and gas rise, many hardworking taxpayers and business owners who already have tightened their budgets, will be making tough financial decisions for the foreseeable future, unfortunately. But while Floridians are tightening their belts, some U.S. senators are pushing ahead with the American Innovation [...]

By |2022-06-16T13:34:18-04:00June 16th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on Misguided Antitrust Proposal Handcuffs U.S. Tech Companies and Gives China the Edge | Opinion
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