Legislature steps up to protect property rights

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that deserves the attention of property owners and government entities everywhere. Property owners in the United States are entitled, according to the U.S. Constitution, to the blessings of five rights regarding their property: possession, enjoyment, use, exclusion, and dispossession. Last year, the Walton [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:36:59-04:00March 13th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Legislature steps up to protect property rights

Prominent Warmists, Skeptics Forge Common Ground at Energy Forum

The most fervent believers and skeptics of imminent and severe global warming danger demonstrated last week that common-ground energy policies exist that can unite warmists and skeptics, progressives and conservatives. As one of four speakers at an energy and climate forum last Monday in Tampa hosted by my organization, the [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:32:44-04:00March 12th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Prominent Warmists, Skeptics Forge Common Ground at Energy Forum

President fixes federal land grab

Late last year, President Trump and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a decision to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah by 2 million acres. While the move was broadly applauded by Utah’s elected officials and local citizens, the mainstream media cried foul. The New York Times [...]

By |2018-05-22T15:23:59-04:00January 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on President fixes federal land grab

Commentary: Scott, Zinke show what happens when leaders lead

Thank you, Gov. Rick Scott and Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, for the wonderful lesson in conflict resolution. It appeared two worlds were colliding off the Florida coast. One world emphasized the protection of our national security through energy dominance. The other world promoted protecting Florida’s beaches as they [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:47:14-04:00January 13th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Commentary: Scott, Zinke show what happens when leaders lead

Opening Water Markets in Florida

Opening Water Markets in Florida By: Logan Elizabeth Pike, Director of Public Affairs, The James Madison Institute The State of Florida has over 7,800 freshwater lakes, 1,700 streams and rivers, 700 springs, and 11 million acres of swamps and marshes.[1] And with that immense amount of coverage, the disputes [...]

By |2018-05-25T11:50:23-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Opening Water Markets in Florida

2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

(download pdf) President's Message Over the past year, there has been no lack of debate, contention, or drama emanating from the corridors of Washington, D.C. Whether it was the high stakes effort to assure the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the tumultuous day-to-day of the Trump White House, [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:08:03-04:00October 16th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

JMI’s Dan Peterson: Storms a serious wake-up call for Florida

Epic rainfall and flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, along with the immediate threat to Florida from Hurricane Irma, underscore the need, valueand wisdom of accelerating renovations to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. Since the dike’s construction in the 1930s, the depth of water in Lake Okeechobee to [...]

By |2018-05-22T16:06:17-04:00September 7th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on JMI’s Dan Peterson: Storms a serious wake-up call for Florida

Op-ed: How Trump can transform the Antiquities Act

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News The Bears Ears, of Bears Ears National Monument on Monday, May 8, 2017. The presidential abuses of the Antiquities Act aren’t confined to the red rock of southern Utah; they span the country, impacting Americans from all walks of life. This month, nonprofit organizations from [...]

By |2018-05-23T09:11:43-04:00June 8th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Op-ed: How Trump can transform the Antiquities Act

Solving the Everglades Riddle: Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy

A Florida Riddle What singular policy issue has lingered in Florida, despite having been discussed for decades, hotly debated in multiple legislative sessions, and subject to expensive lobbying efforts? What issue has induced emotional pleas, received billions of dollars to spend on planning and projects, and continues to be [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:54:11-04:00June 6th, 2017|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Solving the Everglades Riddle: Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy

McClure: Misinformation about Everglades Restoration abounds

The future of the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee and how best to fix the issues surrounding these environmental jewels is of serious significance to every Floridian. We all recognize the special place in Florida’s shared heritage and the unique ecosystem present in the Glades. In fact, I had the joy of [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:56:23-04:00April 10th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on McClure: Misinformation about Everglades Restoration abounds
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