Column: Florida progressing as a tech hub

Legislation allowing a fully automated vehicle to operate without a human operator and accommodating a 5G network are just some examples. By CAMILLE VAZQUEZ and SAL NUZZO Special to the Tampa Bay Times The City of Tampa made international news last month, and in a great way. Starsky Robotics conducted [...]

By | 2019-06-06T12:44:16-04:00 June 6th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Column: Florida progressing as a tech hub

Social Media: Publisher, Public Forum, or Something Else?

By: Camille Vazquez June 4, 2019 On February 11, 2019 Meghan Murphy filed suit against Twitter Inc. and Twitter International Company after the social media platform permanently banned her account. Twitter has alleged that Murphy “misgender[ed] another user” and engaged in other hateful speech that violated their Hateful Conduct Policy. [...]

By | 2019-06-04T12:11:45-04:00 June 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Social Media: Publisher, Public Forum, or Something Else?

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

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, [...]

By | 2019-04-10T09:47:09-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are States the Appropriate Policy Playground When It Comes to Privacy?

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 [...]

By | 2019-03-13T15:46:04-04:00 March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who benefits from the gig economy?

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