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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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The week ahead in the Florida Legislature

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This week in Florida Politics we shall seek clarity. By week’s end we will know about the House and Senate’s competing budget proposals, how Rob Bradley intends to solve the Charlotte’s Web mystery and whether service in the Confederate Army is Hall of Fame material. The highlight of a busy week comes Wednesday when both the Senate Appropriations and the House Appropriations committees will work on their respective budget proposals. The House’s opening bid is $76.2 billion and the Senate’s…

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