2020 Legislative Successes in Florida

This year, we saw an unparalleled level of energy and commitment to the principles that are central to JMI’s mission. From the parents desperately trying to realize a better future for their children, to the entrepreneurs seeking to expand their business here, to those needing a better choice for their [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:41:39-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2020 Legislative Successes in Florida

‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

By Steve Contorno and Emily L. Mahoney   As he seeks reelection, President Donald Trump is making a direct appeal to black voters like Chikara Parks. After her four kids experienced bullying and other problems at their south St. Petersburg school, Parks moved each one into private Christian academies. She travels the state, [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:04:39-04:00February 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on ‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

By Mario Parker February 6, 2020, 4:00 AM EST   President Donald Trump is ramping up his appeals to African Americans, including a State of the Union speech on Tuesday that illustrated his campaign’s effort to lure enough black voters from the Democratic Party to secure his re-election. During his [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:05:19-04:00February 7th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Trump’s Plea to Black Voters Shows Find-a-Few Strategy

Robert McClure: 2020 — an agenda for opportunity

We should debate enthusiastically and disagree vigorously. Welcome to January 2020 — the start of another 60-day Legislative Session and the commencement of what I fully expect to be the single wildest presidential election cycle of my lifetime (and I’ve been around for a lot of them). As policymakers from [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:02:42-04:00January 14th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Robert McClure: 2020 — an agenda for opportunity

Florida’s Reform Momentum

For policy consequences, the most important election in 2018 might have been Florida’s contest for Governor. Now we’re seeing the results, as Republican Ron DeSantis expands school vouchers and has already remade the state Supreme Court. With little fanfare this autumn, another 18,000 young Floridians joined the ranks of Americans [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:08:44-04:00October 21st, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s Reform Momentum

Influencers to the Democrats: Tell us your solutions to Florida’s many challenges

Miami Herald By: The Miami Herald Editorial Board June 26, 2019 08:20 AM Democratic presidential candidates have gathered in Miami this week for two debates. As Floridians watch with an eye toward how the candidates will discuss issues important to the Sunshine State, we asked the Herald’s panel of Florida Influencers — [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:48:49-04:00June 26th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Influencers to the Democrats: Tell us your solutions to Florida’s many challenges

The 2019 legislative session is called “transformative,” but JMI says much left undone

By: John Lucas June 3, 2019 Now that the dust has settled on the 2019 Legislature, the James Madison Institute is calling this past legislative session “transformative” after lawmakers enacted five of the institute’s six legislative priorities, including healthcare, school choice, and criminal justice policy. JMI credits Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with Senate [...]

By |2020-06-05T15:32:58-04:00June 4th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on The 2019 legislative session is called “transformative,” but JMI says much left undone

2019 Legislative Wrap-up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 The James Madison Institute praises Gov. DeSantis and legislative leaders for passing transformative reforms this session  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New Governor Ron DeSantis, Senate President Galvano, House Speaker Oliva as well as the rest of the legislative body are [...]

By |2020-06-05T16:09:55-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Statements|Comments Off on 2019 Legislative Wrap-up