STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Commends Governor DeSantis for Signing Occpational Licensing Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 Statement by Sal Nuzzo on Governor DeSantis signing major occupational licensing reform bill:  With the signing of major occupational licensing reform legislation, Governor Ron DeSantis takes a bold step to advance the prosperity of Floridians seeking to start a career, advance [...]

By |2020-07-01T09:52:43-04:00July 1st, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: JMI Commends Governor DeSantis for Signing Occpational Licensing Reform Bill

Statement from The James Madison Institute on Passage of Occupational Licensing Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 Statement from The James Madison Institute on Passage of Occupational Licensing Reform For several years, JMI has worked tirelessly alongside many stakeholders to help shed light on occupational licensing policy – an area in which our regulatory environment [...]

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Bob McClure: Congratulations Patrick Mahomes … you have the right to remain silent

Before diving in, a bit of full disclosure is probably worthwhile. I had no vested interest in the outcome of Super Bowl LIV. As a longtime fan of the Dallas Cowboys, I counted it a blessing to not have to root against the Patriots yet again, and from all the [...]

By |2020-05-18T14:41:21-04:00February 7th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Bob McClure: Congratulations Patrick Mahomes … you have the right to remain silent

Florida’s occupational licenses encourage poverty | Opinion

Work is better than welfare, yet Florida continues to make it difficult for those at the bottom of the economic ladder to work their way out of poverty. In particular, onerous occupational licensing requirements block many poor Floridians from getting their first job or starting a small business. An occupational license [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:56:51-04:00February 5th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Florida’s occupational licenses encourage poverty | Opinion

JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org 850-386-3131 JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing Regulations Access to gainful employment is essential to the economic success of Floridians and their families. For 25 percent of workers in over 300 professions and occupations, the state of Florida [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:57:20-04:00January 28th, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on JMI Releases New Report Examining Occupational Licensing Regulations

Caught in Red Tape: How Occupational Licensing Hurts Florida’s Most Vulnerable

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF Introduction Access to gainful employment is essential to the economic success of Floridians and their families. An estimated 13.6 percent of people in Florida live below the poverty line, but the poverty rate is much lower among those who are able to find [...]

By |2020-05-22T12:01:58-04:00January 28th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Caught in Red Tape: How Occupational Licensing Hurts Florida’s Most Vulnerable

DeVoe L. Moore

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Logan Padgett interview's DeVoe L. Moore about the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, occupational licensing, and his work with FSU and the DeVoe Moore Center. Click here to read more about DeVoe L. Moore. [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:58:26-04:00January 20th, 2020|Podcast|Comments Off on DeVoe L. Moore

Florida ranks among best states for business but legal, regulatory challenges remain

TALLAHASSEE -- A new CNBC report ranks Florida as the nation's 12th best state for business. The report ranked all 50 states on measures including legal and regulatory environment, access to capital, infrastructure and cost of of living. Florida's overall ranking puts the state one spot behind Indiana and a [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:33:26-04:00September 11th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Florida ranks among best states for business but legal, regulatory challenges remain

Occupational licensing reform could help keep ex-offenders out of prison | Opinion

Tallahassee Democrat By: Vittorio Nastasi June 22, 2019 The criminal justice system in the United States is often described as a revolving door –– with good cause. According to a report from the Florida Department of Corrections, more than 60 percent of prisoners released in Florida are re-arrested within three years [...]

By |2020-06-03T16:53:30-04:00June 24th, 2019|Press|Comments Off on Occupational licensing reform could help keep ex-offenders out of prison | Opinion