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Nearly 90 now have applied to Rick Scott for constitution review panel

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Almost 90 people now have applied to Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every 20 years. According to a list the governor’s office released Monday morning, a few of the newest names interested in being on the Constitution Revision Commission are: — Bob McClure, president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a conservative policy think tank based in Tallahassee. — Tena Pate, former chair of the Florida Commission on Offender Review, previously known as the Florida Parole…

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Solar power amendment opponent says its passage would cost ratepayers $1.1 billion

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The ballot initiative that would increase access to solar power in Florida next year has faced intense opposition from the public utilities and big business all year long. One of those opponents is The James Madison Institute (JMI), a conservative think-tank based in Tallahassee. The group released a report on Wednesday claiming that if the amendment — led by the group Floridians for Solar Choice — were to pass in 2016, it would shift $1.1 billion in costs to ratepayers. “This proposed…

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James Madison Institute announces top under-40 Florida leaders for 2015

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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 think tank started the program last year, and JMI CEO Dr. Bob McClure said applications “flooded in” for the second class. The fellowship has representation…

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James Madison Institute dinner celebrates limited government and school choice

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The James Madison Institute 2015 Annual Dinner was a celebration of “The Florida Story: A Lasting Legacy.” More than 300 politicos and supporters attended the dinner Tuesday night on the campus of Florida State University. JMI was founded in 1987 by former FSU President Stanley Marshall to advance the limited government philosophy of its namesake, James Madison. “There are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment by those in power than…

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