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 | 2019-05-31T14:09:14-04:00 June 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 | 2019-05-16T10:02:26-04:00 May 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 | 2019-05-10T10:24:21-04:00 May 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 | 2019-01-10T14:33:09-04:00 January 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 | 2018-06-11T13:52:03-04:00 June 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 | 2018-06-06T10:23:05-04:00 May 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 | 2018-05-14T16:54:08-04:00 May 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 | 2018-05-09T11:00:18-04:00 May 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Leave Education to Those Doing a Better Job: The States

Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

Now that the Leon County School Board has shot down two new charter school applications, I wonder if the commissioners will consider passing a measure banning any public school family from moving to Orlando, Tampa, or some other place outside Tallahassee. Obviously such a measure would be absurd. But [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00 May 6th, 2018|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Leon County School Board should start treating our neighbors like neighbors

Guy Benson

On this episode of “Pundits on the Porch,” hosts Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo interview Guy Benson who was in town for JMI’s 2018 Tallahassee Annual Dinner. Guy Benson is a contributor for Fox News, and political editor of Townhall.com. He is also co-author with Mary Katharine Ham [...]

By | 2018-05-07T14:14:07-04:00 May 3rd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments