Commentary: States should channel Florida’s fiscally conservative approach to prosperity

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 free fall 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 [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:14:33-04:00July 26th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Commentary: States should channel Florida’s fiscally conservative approach to prosperity

STATEMENT RELEASE: Florida Ranks First in new Mercatus Study as Most Fiscally Responsible State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2017 CONTACT: Logan Pike 850-386-3131 Florida Ranks First in new Mercatus Study as Most Fiscally Responsible State On July 11, 2017, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked Florida first out of all 50 states in the 2017 edition of the Center’s State Fiscal [...]

By |2018-05-22T16:33:00-04:00July 19th, 2017|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: Florida Ranks First in new Mercatus Study as Most Fiscally Responsible State

Becoming a Smart City

An Enticing Vision As the information age continues to connect the world in ways we never thought possible even just a decade ago, local governments have found themselves often on the outside looking in. As municipalities seek to catch up, there is a growing and increasingly enticing notion building [...]

By |2018-09-11T15:54:06-04:00July 10th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on Becoming a Smart City

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

Game of Cronies: Florida’s Taxpayers Lose Out to Crony Capitalism

Florida’s legislature has exhibited a fiscal conservatism that is rare among state governments of its size. During the 2008-2009 recession, many states increased tax rates to cover liabilities, but Florida chose instead to reduce its spending level in inflation-adjusted terms. This fiscally conservative policy put less financial stress on [...]

By |2018-09-11T15:51:42-04:00March 6th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on Game of Cronies: Florida’s Taxpayers Lose Out to Crony Capitalism

Why a High-Speed Rail Skeptic Likes All Aboard Florida

The real question for HSR in the United States is whether there are niche markets where a passenger rail business can be self-supporting. The All Aboard Florida (AAF) project proponents believe they have found a market linking the cities of Miami and Orlando (a distance of 235 miles), and [...]

By |2018-05-25T13:50:30-04:00December 28th, 2016|Policy Brief, Publications|Comments Off on Why a High-Speed Rail Skeptic Likes All Aboard Florida

Takeaways from Tallahassee – Pro Tips

A James Madison Institute report released this weekexamines Florida’s federal grant process and suggests new policy measures to improve accountability. “Florida’s Federal Grants: Special Handling Required” notes the Sunshine State’s high reliance on federal funds, which accounted for 12 percent of the state’s total receipts between 2012 and 2015. Overall, [...]

By |2018-05-23T10:01:32-04:00December 17th, 2016|Press|Comments Off on Takeaways from Tallahassee – Pro Tips

Florida’s Federal Grants: Special Handling Required

State budgets have long been placed in jeopardy by the federal government’s spending problem, evidenced by the recurring “fiscal cliff ” crises. Federal spending in the states has increased almost exponentially in the last 50 years. As more and more money is taken out of the states and filtered [...]

By |2018-05-25T13:53:14-04:00December 12th, 2016|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on Florida’s Federal Grants: Special Handling Required

FLORIDA COUNTY’S LAWMAKERS SERVE UP FOOD TRUCK DEREGULATION

After debating the issue for almost a year, lawmakers in Sarasota County, Florida agreed to relax government restrictions on mobile food truck businesses. The Sarasota County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a new ordinance in November relaxing restrictions on mobile food truck operations. The old ordinance prohibited food trucks from [...]

By |2018-05-23T10:02:19-04:00December 8th, 2016|Press|Comments Off on FLORIDA COUNTY’S LAWMAKERS SERVE UP FOOD TRUCK DEREGULATION

POTUS, SCOTUS & WOTUS: High Stakes for the High Court in Election 2016

By Doug Kruse During the final stretch of the 2016 campaign, we can expect plenty of debate between now and Nov. 8 about such issues as the rise of ISIS, security threats abroad and at home, immigration, racial divisions, and the economic woes facing everyday Americans. One issue playing [...]

By |2018-05-25T14:01:15-04:00October 11th, 2016|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on POTUS, SCOTUS & WOTUS: High Stakes for the High Court in Election 2016
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