James Madison Institute CEO calls Janus ‘win for free speech’

TALLAHASSEE — James Madison Institute CEO and President Bob McClure says the Janus decision is a win for free speech. "It's a very significant decision for public employees and for public employee unions," McClure said in an interview with The Florida Record. "The Supreme Court gave clear consent that [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:01:57+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on James Madison Institute CEO calls Janus ‘win for free speech’

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

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

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, [...]

Trump Can Cut More Red Tape by Handing Out Scissors

J. Robert McClure | Feb 13, 2018 During its two terms in the White House, the Obama administration enacted an exorbitant number of new rules and regulations on American businesses, and the related red tape has cost more than $100 billion annually. And while President Trump’s first year in office showed [...]

By | 2018-05-03T14:46:53+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Press|0 Comments

Tax Reform Makes 2017 a Win for Trump and the Nation

A staff member places the Presidential Seal on the podium prior to U.S. President Donald Trump speaking about the passage of tax reform legislation on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., December 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) After a year of ups and downs, 2017 is [...]

By | 2018-05-21T13:44:46+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Tax Reform Makes 2017 a Win for Trump and the Nation

A State-Level Solution for a National Healthcare Crisis

A State-Level Solution for a National Healthcare Crisis By: Edward Timmons, Ph.D Economics, Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation, Saint Francis University, and Emily Vargo, MPA, MA. ELR, Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation, Saint Francis University One of [...]

By | 2018-05-25T11:55:35+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on A State-Level Solution for a National Healthcare Crisis

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+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

Free-market Approach Key To States’ Success

It’s shocking to see the budget horror stories coming out of two of the nation’s leading states. Illinois and Connecticut are in fiscal freefall and their leaders are taking the exact wrong approach in their misguided efforts to turn things around. If they were smart, they would look to the [...]

By | 2018-05-22T16:45:42+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Free-market Approach Key To States’ Success