The James Madison Institute (JMI) released its “20 for ‘20” proposals on Tuesday to “protect Florida prosperity in 2020.” JMI’s proposals include reforming occupational licensing, sentencing reform, education funding and healthcare.
The James Madison Institute (JMI), based out of Tallahassee, released a report on insurance this week, calling for some reforms to “ensure the long-term health and stability of Florida’s insurance market.
“It is imperative for the future of our society that our state colleges and universities protect a culture of free speech on their campuses,” said DeSantis. “Here in Florida, we are showing that we welcome debate and the exchange of ideas."
The report “examines an often neglected, but potentially important, barrier to transitioning formerly incarcerated people into mainstream society and the economy: occupational licensing."
Members of almost 50 groups rallied in Tallahassee on Wednesday, calling on the Legislature to authorize dental therapists in the Sunshine State.
JMI released the study entitled “Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovation Workforce Reform” which “found that Florida lags 16 percent behind the national average in dentists per 100,000 residents, and roughly one in four Floridians – about 5.5 million people – live in areas of the state where there are documented shortages of dentists.”
“What Reagan said many years ago still rings true, that the scariest words to hear are 'I’m from from the government and we’re here to help.' What we see time and again are ambitious and often well-intentioned government agents identifying a goal, affordable housing, and then creating policies that completely undermine that goal."
“Florida suspended 1.7 million licenses in the last year alone, impacting nearly 10 percent of the state’s driving population,” JMI noted. “With the necessity of a driver’s license for employment application and work, these suspension practices are limiting job opportunities for citizens who commit one of 16 offenses like illegal firearm possession, drug possession, and giving alcohol to a minor."
JMI paired up with the Washington Economics Group and Arduin, Laffer and Moore to craft “Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections” which “dives into the central elements of each candidate’s economic agenda, analyzes the fiscal implications of major proposals, and projects the overall impacts from each on the economic climate of Florida.”
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