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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Proposal to Fill Dental Hole Draws Debate

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS January 24, 2019 By: Christine Sexton There is a void of dentists in Florida. A coalition calling itself Floridians for Dental Access has a plan to fill the cavity: dental therapists. The group is asking lawmakers to sign off on a new health care license for what [...]

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New JMI Report Urges Dental Workforce Reform to Expand Care and Patient Access for Millions of Floridians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 New JMI Report Urges Dental Workforce Reform to Expand Care and Patient Access for Millions of Floridians TALLAHASSEE – Florida faces a growing shortage of dental care over the next decade, a challenge that will only worsen [...]

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Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Jennifer Minjarez Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy & Sal Nuzzo Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Executive Summary Florida’s access to care deficiencies manifest themselves in a variety of ways. To start, there [...]

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Tallahassee is on the verge of great changes | Opinion

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT January 21, 2019 By: Bob McClure I have lived in this wonderful city for 46 of my 53 years, and I can honestly say I have never quite seen Tallahassee so on the verge of a renaissance. Apart from the Seminole football team (I get it, you all [...]

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Appeasement on Drug Prices Unaffordable

NEWSMAX January 18, 2019 By: Robert McClure On most issues surrounding the economic policies of this administration, there is a great deal to be positive about. Thinking about the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) alone, the president worked hand in hand with Congress to pass and enact a [...]

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