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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Podcast|0 Comments

2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]

STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY The James Madison Institute praises Gov. Scott and legislative leaders for passing policies that position Florida for continued growth TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Floridians have a brighter future thanks to tireless work from [...]

By | 2018-05-30T11:01:23+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

Commentary: UCF versus free speech: First Amendment demands justice for De La Haye

Donald De La Haye, a former University of Central Florida student, was removed from the UCF football team and lost his scholarship because he posted popular YouTube videos. De La Haye was a model athlete and upstanding member of the UCF community. A marketing major, he also had a passion [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:33:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Commentary: UCF versus free speech: First Amendment demands justice for De La Haye