Ashley Moody

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch," hosts Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo sit down with Republican Candidate for Florida's Attorney General, Judge Ashley Moody.

By | 2018-10-15T12:29:03+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Ashley Moody

Deborrah Brodsky

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch," host Sal Nuzzo talks with Deborrah Brodsky, Director of Florida State University's Project on Accountable Justice. Nuzzo and Brodsky talk about criminal justice reform and Florida's increasing incarceration rate. In Florida, corrections is one of the biggest appropriations line for the [...]

By | 2018-09-18T13:35:06+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Deborrah Brodsky

Jason Gonzalez

On this episode of “Pundits on the Porch,” JMI’s Sal Nuzzo and Dr. Bob McClure sit down with Jason Gonzalez, a partner at Shutts & Bowen and member of The Florida Federalist Society chapter. Nuzzo and McClure talk with Gonzalez about the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court term, President Trump’s [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:01:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Jason Gonzalez

Report: Duval poised to be a state leader in juvenile civil citation use

For years, juvenile justice advocates slammed Duval County for arresting dozens of kids each month who could have avoided court and entanglement in the juvenile justice system altogether if they’d been offered a simple alternative. But, a new report released Tuesday highlights the upward trend in the last year [...]

By | 2018-06-28T10:11:06+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Report: Duval poised to be a state leader in juvenile civil citation use

Study: New rule should mean more Florida kids in diversion programs

Now that state law requires every judicial circuit in Florida to have an arrest diversion program for juveniles accused of low-level crimes, the next step is to ensure law enforcement agencies have policies that lean toward diversion and create robust training programs. That's according to a study released Tuesday [...]

By | 2018-06-27T11:31:04+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Study: New rule should mean more Florida kids in diversion programs

Representative Byron Donalds

On this episode of "Pundits on the Porch,” Dr. Bob McClure talks with Representative Byron Donalds, from Florida’s District 80. Representative Donalds and Dr. McClure chat about the 2018 Legislative Session. This past legislative session was an important one for Florida’s future and Rep. Donalds took on a number [...]

By | 2018-06-06T10:23:05+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Representative Byron Donalds

2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]

STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY The James Madison Institute praises Gov. Scott and legislative leaders for passing policies that position Florida for continued growth TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Floridians have a brighter future thanks to tireless work from [...]

By | 2018-05-30T11:01:23+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

Stemming the Opioid Crisis – How Congress Can Make Progress

The following is a guest contribution by Sal Nuzzo of the James Madison Institute and is the opinion of the author. We are facing the worst drug epidemic in American history. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2016 more than 42,000 people died of opioid [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:33:06+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Stemming the Opioid Crisis – How Congress Can Make Progress

Criminal justice reform legislation derailed but not dead

Effort to raise felony threshold falters In early January, a coalition of libertarian, conservative and liberal groups along with members of the House lined up in support of a legislative package that promised to reduce the human and financial cost of crime in Florida. The reformers gathered outside the Senate [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:35:59+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Criminal justice reform legislation derailed but not dead