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James Madison Institute Unveils 2020 Legislative Priorities

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.

JMI Releases Study Looking at Insurance Reform in Florida

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.

JMI: Reducing the Number of Licensed Occupations Could Reduce Re-Arrest Rates

The report “examines an often neglected, but potentially important, barrier to transitioning formerly incarcerated people into mainstream society and the economy: occupational licensing."

New JMI Study Looks at Florida’s Emerging Dental Shortage

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.”

JMI Releases its 2019 Legislative Priorities

With the Legislature ready to kickoff its regular session in March, the James Madison Institute (JMI), a public policy group based in Tallahassee advocating for free market solutions, released its legislative priorities. 

JMI Report: Local Impact Fees and Regulations Affect Housing Costs in Southwest Florida

“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."
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JMI, Reason Foundation Call for Reforming Driver’s Licenses Suspensions

“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."

Florida Leads the States When it Comes to Freedom, CATO Report Finds

The Sunshine State also placed first in two other categories.
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