James Madison Institute

Pension Reform in Florida: Unfinished Business

Stuart Buck
January 1, 2012

Many Floridians might think that pension reform in Florida is a done deal. After all, didn’t the Legislature just pass pension reform this past spring?

Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?

Randall Holcombe
April 1, 2014

Proposals to reform the Florida Retirement System (FRS) for government employees have created a lively debate regarding what types of reforms would be desirable and whether the system needs reform

Solar Carve Outs in the Sunshine State

December 16, 2015

Argues that Florida should not give the solar power industry the exclusive right to provide power within Florida's highly regulated electricity market.

“Waters of the United States:” A Case Study in Government Abuse

M. Reed Hopper, Mark Miller
August 26, 2015

The EPA's newly finalized Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is so broad and vague that federal regulators will be licensed to micromanage property owners who are far away from genuinely navi

Protecting Florida’s Cities Through Pension Reform

Randall G. Holcombe
January 1, 2011

State and local governments throughout the United States are facing fiscal problems because of underfunded pension liabilities.

Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?

Randall Holcombe
April 1, 2014

Proposals to reform the Florida Retirement System (FRS) for government employees have created a lively debate regarding what types of reforms would be desirable and whether the system needs reform

A Cost-Effective Bridge to Florida’s Energy Future

September 1, 2009

Heartland Senior Fellow James M.

Who Owns the Ticket that You Just Bought?

Andrew Langer
March 13, 2013

When you buy a ticket to a Bruce Springsteen concert or Miami Heat game, you can do with it what you choose.

Workable Solutions for Florida’s Challenging Insurance Problems

January 17, 2012

The ways that Floridians purchase coverage to protect their property and insure their vehicles has, increasingly, placed a significant drag on the state’s economy.

Reforming Florida's Medicaid Program With Consumer Choice and Competition

Michael Bond
February 1, 2005

In this Backgrounder, the author makes the case that Florida’s Medicaid Program is in serious trouble.

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