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Phil AmmannMarch 31, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill this week aimed at eradicating invasive species, such as the rightly maligned Burmese python, from wreaking havoc in Sunshine State ecosystems. SB 168 creates a pilot program within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) allowing them to hire private contractors to capture or kill any of a […]

Guest AuthorFebruary 6, 2018
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FedEx recently announced that employees will be issued wage raises and bonuses due to its predicted increase in revenue from the President’s new tax law. FedEx joins companies like BancorpSouth Bank, Spellex Corporation and RGF Environmental Group in Florida who have also made similar announcements. The new tax law, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 percent […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 21, 2017
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Francisco Gonzalez, formerly Vice President of Advancement for The James Madison Institute, has left the organization after nine years. He’s been named the Director of Philanthropy for the National Review Institute, the parent organization of National Review magazine, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. Gonzalez, who will continue to reside in Orlando, starts Feb. 27, He’ll further NRI’s mission […]

Staff ReportsDecember 29, 2016
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Logan Elizabeth Pike, formerly State Government Relations Manager at The Heartland Institute, is now Director of Public Affairs at The James Madison Institute. Pike, a former JMI intern, is “responsible for building and maintaining the Institute’s relationships with government officials and civic leaders on the federal, state and local levels,” according to a post on JMI’s […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 9, 2016
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Second of three parts. Civil forfeiture began as something relatively innocuous. Throughout most of U.S. history, civil forfeiture was primarily used to enforce duties and excise taxes. But this all changed during the 1980s, as law enforcement agencies around the nation began to realize that they could supplement their resources by pursuing civil forfeiture instead […]


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