FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2021 CONTACT Logan Elizabeth Padgett 850-386-3131 THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE RELEASES 2021 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP TALLAHASSEE – Today, The James Madison Institute (JMI) released their “2021 Legislative Wrap-Up” along with a statement praising Governor DeSantis and legislative leaders for adopting initiatives from all of JMI’s policy priorities, [...]
2011–Feb13 Broadcast Media: WCTV6-CBS The Usual Suspects – Pres McClure on Budget & Legislative Session
President McClure discusses the Governor's proposed budget and the upcoming 2011 Legislative Session with "The Usual Suspects" host Gary Yordon--episode airs on WCTV6-CBS in North Florida and South Georgia.
Regarding Governor Scott's proposed budget:Governor Scott has proposed a bold “Jobs Budget” to get Floridians back to work. By relying on the free enterprise system while promoting personal responsibility, the Governor understands that government has nothing to give except what it first must take from someone else. He is willing [...]
House of Twelve...A New Branch of Government
It is just past mid-May and unless compelled to return by an emergency or an adverse ruling on redistricting from the Federal Courts or the U.S. Justice Department, the Florida Legislature will not return to Tallahassee until November. This is an amazing and unprecedented result in a redistricting year.
04/18/02 – The Florida Legislature Can Help the State’s Economy by Implementing the Federal Bonus Depreciation Allowance
In March 2002, the U.S. Congress passed the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002. Among its provisions was a one-time 30 percent bonus depreciation deduction for certain investments, which would reduce the corporate income tax liability of firms taking the deduction. Normally, Florida's corporate tax law mirrors or [...]
Florida's New Chief Financial Officer
In 1998, I proposed the merger of two cabinet offices, comptroller and treasurer, into a single cabinet position, to be designated as Florida's Chief Financial Officer. Now, given the passage of Constitutional Revision 8 (1998), Florida's first chief financial officer is poised to take office early next year.
09/19/00 – Workforce Deficiencies: Let Free Labor Markets Work out the Problem of Labor Supply and Quality
The state of Florida legislature recently passed the Workforce Innovation Act, 2000, which is supposed to address today's leading business problem, the shortage and declining quality of labor. This summer, the state set up two new agencies to activate the legislation: Workforce Florida Inc. (WFI), a policy board, and the [...]