Tag: James Madison Institute
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Mitch PerryMarch 31, 2016

You hear a lot in the news these days about how conservatives are poised to work with liberals on criminal justice. It actually happened a few times during this past Legislative Session in Tallahassee. At Wednesday’s Suncoast Tiger Bay meeting in St. Petersburg, the assembled lawmakers were asked to cite what they thought was the […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 22, 2016

Travis Keels says he’s leaving the James Madison Institute for the press secretary gig at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Keels, who’s been JMI’s Director of Public Affairs for the past two years, announced the move Friday. The organization is a “free-market think tank” based in Tallahassee. His time there “allowed me the opportunity to grow […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 21, 2016

A new criminal justice reform organization is holding a kickoff event Thursday in Tallahassee with anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist as featured guest. The Coalition to Advance Justice will hold the invitation-only reception to introduce the organization to key lawmakers and policy influencers. It will be at the James Madison Institute, the Florida-based conservative think tank, and […]

Mitch PerryDecember 16, 2015

Debbie Dooley, president of one of the groups that spearheaded the movement to open up the solar power movement in Florida through a proposed constitutional amendment earlier this year, is blasting the report by the James Madison Institute released earlier on Wednesday. That report said that passage of the amendment sponsored by Floridians for Solar […]

Drew WilsonNovember 19, 2015

The James Madison Institute released its 2015 Leaders Fellowship list Wednesday, featuring more than 100 under-40 leaders from across the Sunshine State. The JMI Leaders Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to network young leaders and educate them on key public policy issues and the impact they have on the state’s economic development. The Tallahassee-based […]

Ryan RayOctober 27, 2015

Amid a day of sometimes narrow, technical discussion among Florida insurers and industry advocates, The James Madison Institute’s Sal Nuzzo pulled few punches when it came to that familiar insurance enemy the trial lawyer, abetted by state government and the courts. Nuzzo cited annual reports by the Institute for Legal Reform that showed Florida slipping in its legal […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 10, 2015

A Tampa Bay-area lawmaker wants to “streamline” the process for minors to expunge or seal their criminal records. State Rep. Chris Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, filed his bill (HB 147) on Thursday for the 2016 legislative session. And fellow state Rep. Chris Sprowls, a Palm Harbor Republican and assistant state prosecutor, agreed to co-sponsor the measure. […]


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