‘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 |2020-02-13T17:21:43-04:00February 13th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on ‘School choice’ is dividing Florida Democrats along racial lines. Could it help Donald Trump?

Commissioner Richard Corcoran

On the episode of Pundits on the Porch, Dr. Bob McClure sits down with Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Commissioner Corcoran has been a practicing attorney in Florida for almost 20 years. He also served as the Speaker of the Florida House from 2016-2018. During his tenure [...]

By |2019-08-06T09:09:56-04:00August 5th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Commissioner Richard Corcoran

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 |2019-05-31T14:09:14-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Memo

William Mattox

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute about education policy victories as part of a mini podcast series on the 2019 Legislative Session.

By |2019-09-10T16:12:08-04:00May 15th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on William Mattox

The Future of Free Speech in Higher Education Resides in Florida

By: Robert McClure Thursday, 09 May 2019 5:06PM In what may prove to be the most significant action by any state’s higher education leaders in more than a decade, the presidents of all 12 state universities in Florida recently released a joint statement affirming their commitment to “full and open [...]

By |2019-05-10T10:24:21-04:00May 10th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on The Future of Free Speech in Higher Education Resides in Florida

2019 Policy Priorities

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF  Paths to Prosperity On November 6, 2018, more than eight million Floridians cast their ballots and decided the future direction of our great state. And while the results of 2018 were among the tightest we have ever experienced, our new governor and cabinet take [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:33:09-04:00January 10th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on 2019 Policy Priorities

JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure, Named to Panel of 50 Influential Floridians

In this important election year, the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald want to drive a discussion on the important issues facing the Sunshine State. We've assembled a panel of 50 influential Floridians who will offer their views through the November elections. Meet our Influencers here and [...]

By |2018-06-11T13:52:03-04:00June 4th, 2018|In The News, Press|Comments Off on JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure, Named to Panel of 50 Influential Floridians

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 |2018-06-06T10:23:05-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Representative Byron Donalds

Takeaways from Tallahassee 5/12/18

... Free-market proponent defends Leon County charters Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute, a conservative think tank in Tallahassee, isn’t too happy about the Leon County School Board’s decision to block two new charter schools. In a recent column published in the Tallahassee Democrat, [...]

By |2018-05-14T16:54:08-04:00May 12th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Takeaways from Tallahassee 5/12/18

Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Recently, none other than Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Elizabeth Warren,D-Mass., brought tears of joy to my eyes as they pronounced themselves stalwart federalists. The fact that they were taking this position solely on the issue of marijuana policy was mystifying, but I’m good with baby steps. Welcome to [...]

By |2018-05-09T11:00:18-04:00May 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States