President fixes federal land grab

Late last year, President Trump and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a decision to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah by 2 million acres. While the move was broadly applauded by Utah’s elected officials and local citizens, the mainstream media cried foul. The New York Times [...]

By |2018-05-22T15:23:59-04:00January 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on President fixes federal land grab

Cost-effective water storage is key to protecting Florida

In a low-lying state like Florida, storing excess water is essential to protecting the growing state from the ravages of flooding. Fortunately, Florida has a perfect example of how excess water can be stored effectively, quickly and economically. I was privileged last fall to attend the grand opening of the [...]

By |2020-07-29T12:44:20-04:00January 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Cost-effective water storage is key to protecting Florida

The Government Estate and Its Effects on You

The Government Estate and Its Effects on You By Dan Peterson, Director for The Center for Property Rights, The James Madison Institute, and Matt Anderson, Director of The Coalition for Self-Government in the West, The Sutherland Institute Self-determination, individualism, and self-reliance -- these American values have shaped the settlement [...]

By |2018-05-23T00:40:02-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on The Government Estate and Its Effects on You

Opening Water Markets in Florida

Opening Water Markets in Florida By: Logan Elizabeth Pike, Director of Public Affairs, The James Madison Institute The State of Florida has over 7,800 freshwater lakes, 1,700 streams and rivers, 700 springs, and 11 million acres of swamps and marshes.[1] And with that immense amount of coverage, the disputes [...]

By |2018-05-25T11:50:23-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Opening Water Markets in Florida

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

JMI’s Dan Peterson: Storms a serious wake-up call for Florida

Epic rainfall and flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, along with the immediate threat to Florida from Hurricane Irma, underscore the need, valueand wisdom of accelerating renovations to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. Since the dike’s construction in the 1930s, the depth of water in Lake Okeechobee to [...]

By |2018-05-22T16:06:17-04:00September 7th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on JMI’s Dan Peterson: Storms a serious wake-up call for Florida

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

James Madison Institute Gives High Marks to Gov. Scott and 2017 Legislature

Florida is well-positioned to see continued growth in the coming years as a result of the actions of Gov.Rick Scottand the Florida Legislature in this year’s regular legislative session. That’s the conclusion of the James Madison Institute (JMI), the state’s oldest and largest nonprofit research and educational organization. A number [...]

By |2018-05-22T16:42:48-04:00July 7th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on James Madison Institute Gives High Marks to Gov. Scott and 2017 Legislature

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

Kudos to Winter Park, with a note of caution on super-fast Internet network

City leaders in Winter Park are making a bold move in examining the possibility of connecting municipal buildings via fiber optic backbone. Such a backbone would provide limitless capacity and capability for bandwidth, network speed and functionality. Further, the city is approaching this possibility in a deliberate and reasoned manner [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:54:07-04:00May 15th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on Kudos to Winter Park, with a note of caution on super-fast Internet network
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