The Party of Science?

By: Sarah Lee Oct. 8, 2020 Following Wednesday’s debate, Lincoln Project co-founder – and one-time respected Republican political strategist – Steve Schmidt took some arguably well-deserved heat on social media for mentioning in an interview with MSNBC that a fly that had landed on the VP’s head while he spoke [...]

By |2020-10-09T13:10:23-04:00October 9th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on The Party of Science?

Another Viewpoint: Florida takes lead in local government financial transparency

Last month, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure that will convert local government financial audits across the state from PDF documents to machine-readable formats beginning in 2022. This geeky reform has the potential to radically increase what we know about municipal finances in the Sunshine State. Each year, hundreds [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:20:19-04:00April 13th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Another Viewpoint: Florida takes lead in local government financial transparency

STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI and Goldwater Policy Brief on Common Sense Solutions for Better Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 NEW JMI AND GOLDWATER POLICY BRIEF ON COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT TALLAHASSEE – A new policy brief by The James Madison Institute and the Goldwater Institute finds three opportunities for Florida lawmakers to reduce the growth [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:30:43-04:00March 28th, 2018|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI and Goldwater Policy Brief on Common Sense Solutions for Better Government

Community Redevelopment Agencies Stifle Urban Development

Community Redevelopment Agencies Stifle Urban Development By Samuel R. Staley, Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center Matthew Kelly, Policy Lab Group Director for the DeVoe L. Moore Center and Casey Barr In June of 2017, the FBI subpoenaed the city of Tallahassee and the regional Community Reinvestment Agency, [...]

By |2018-05-23T00:38:13-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Community Redevelopment Agencies Stifle Urban Development

Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment

Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment John Menton,Senior, Maclay School It is no secret that Americans are upset with their political system. Congress’ approval rate is dishearteningly low, and the bitter partisan divide that continues to fracture American society hampers any meaningful compromise or [...]

By |2018-05-23T00:53:20-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment

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

Report: Florida Unions Milk Taxpayers for Millions Through ‘Release Time’

Taxpayers in Miami have spent more than $9 million over the past three years to pay union workers to do nearly 300,000 hours of work for the benefit of public sector unions. Public sector union contracts usually include a provision allowing workers to step away from their typical job to [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:05:56-04:00August 31st, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Report: Florida Unions Milk Taxpayers for Millions Through ‘Release Time’

STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Calls for End of Taxpayer Subsidies of Unions Through Release Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2017 CONTACT: Shelby Hobbs shelby@sachsmedia.com (850) 377-1775 The James Madison Institute Calls for End of Taxpayer Subsidies of Unions Through Release Time ~ JMI notes taxpayer funds help public employees push against taxpayer interest ~ TALLAHASSEE – Local governments in Florida are allowing a “blatant [...]

By |2018-05-22T16:05:55-04:00August 31st, 2017|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Calls for End of Taxpayer Subsidies of Unions Through Release Time

Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime

Over the past 20 years, Floridians have consistently made conscious decisions about the type of government we want to leave to our kids, our grandkids, and their grandkids. Those decisions have, for the most part, focused on a commitment to limited government, low taxes, and economic liberty. From the [...]

By |2018-05-25T12:23:18-04:00August 31st, 2017|Policy Brief, Publications|Comments Off on Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime

Free-Market Thinking Is Key for States to Avoid Financial Disaster

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 |2020-05-19T12:13:20-04:00July 26th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Free-Market Thinking Is Key for States to Avoid Financial Disaster
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