More prison time doesn’t deter more crime

By Sal Nuzzo and Adrian Moore Posted Mar 8, 2020 at 12:08 AM Guest column: Florida Sheriffs report erroneously argues against major criminal justice reforms. A Florida Sheriffs Association recent report highlights their opposition to almost all criminal justice reform, and specifically they oppose changes to Florida’s “Truth in Sentencing” requirement that prisoners serve 85 [...]

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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. [...]

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On Drug Availability, Let Humanity Prevail – Not Bureaucrats

The Capitolist By Sal Nuzzo June 11, 2019 We need to talk about the cost of drugs – who influences prices, and who truly pays the price. Imagine this awful scenario: Your child and your spouse each needs a life-saving drug. The decision over whether that drug is provided rests [...]

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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 [...]

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Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo discuss healthcare policy as part of the 2019 Legislative Session series of Pundits on the Porch. McClure and Nuzzo run through the healthcare bills that advanced and failed throughout the 60 day session. [...]

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Fixing Florida’s suspended drivers licenses | Commentary

ORLANDO SENTINEL March 13, 2019 By: Sal Nuzzo and Adrian Moore Through Florida’s criminal justice system about 1.7 million drivers licenses were suspended last year — affecting about one out of 10 Florida drivers. It is a common form of punishment and makes sense when used to punish people for [...]

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Florida legislature renews debate over licensing of dental therapists

FLORIDA WATCHDOG March 12, 2019 By: Michael Carroll Florida lawmakers this month will be brushing up on the topic of licensing dental therapists, a classification of mid-level dental professionals who are seen by advocates as part of the solution to reducing dental care shortages in the state. Two state Senate [...]

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JMI Study: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Not Working in Florida

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS February 19, 2019 With Florida facing an opioid crisis, one of the leading think tanks in Florida is calling for reforming mandatory minimum sentences. The James Madison Institute (JMI), a group based out of Tallahassee that supports free market solutions, unveiled a study on Tuesday which finds that mandatory [...]

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Study: Mandatory minimums cost Florida $100 million as deaths, arrests rise

FLORIDA POLITICS February 20, 2019 By: Jacob Ogles Low-level drug incarcerations required by mandatory minimum sentencing costs Florida more than $100 million annually. That’s according to a study from the James Madison Institute suggesting the tough stance failed in its chief objectives. Report authors Greg Newburn and Sal Nuzzo say lawmakers in the name of fiscal [...]

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Mandatory Minimums, Crime, and Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned and Paths Ahead

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF By Greg Newburn, State Policy Director, FAMM and Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, James Madison Institute In the 1970s, three states – New York, Michigan, and Florida – adopted mandatory minimum sentencing laws in efforts to deter drug trafficking and crime associated with [...]

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