Florida

Publications

, Miami Herald
One Florida county found the right way to keep youth out of the criminal justice system
Noella Sudbury

Juvenile courts handle approximately 750,000 delinquency cases each year in the United States, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Many of these cases involve relatively minor offenses —…

, Washington Examiner
Ron DeSantis and Florida are going head-to-head with the cruise ship industry and the CDC
Ashley Nunes

From Washington Examiner:

“DeSantis and the cruise industry may seem like they are at odds, but in reality, they need one another. Floridians need jobs, and cruise operators who have been…

How can Florida continue to lead the future?
Jeffrey Westling

From The James Madison Institute:

Telecommunications
Florida is a national leader in broadband infrastructure and deployment. The R Street Institute’s 2020 Broadband Scorecard grants the…

, The Bob Harden Show
Radio: Voter Freedom in Florida
Matt Germer

From The Bob Harden Show:

R Street’s Matt Germer discusses election laws and voter freedom in Florida on the Bob Harden Show.

, Tampa Bay Times
Florida Republicans should stand up for voter freedom
Matt Germer

Freedom is built into Florida’s very foundation. The preamble to Florida’s Constitution begins by thanking God for liberty, and the document protects it as a “basic right” immediately…

R Street Opposes Florida’s Attempt to Regulate Speech Online – SPB 7072
Jeffrey Westling

Chair and members of the committee:

The freedom of speech sits at the very core of American society, and any attempts to limit the ability for Americans to communicate and express their opinions…

With justice reform, don’t forget the small people
Marc Hyden

In Florida’s short legislative session, lawmakers are often bombarded with requests from powerful special interests and asked to grapple with the major headline-grabbing issues of the day, like the…

In Support of SB 274, “Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction.”
Camille Infantolino

Chairman and members of the committee:

My name is Camille Infantolino and I conduct civil liberties and criminal justice research for the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy…

Florida, it’s time to act: the prosecution and expungement of juveniles
Camille Infantolino

As Florida lawmakers work in Tallahassee during a 60-day legislative sprint, they’ll be faced with a slew of pressing priorities. Yet amidst the craze, improving Florida’s shameful record number…

, FCW
Warner seeks answers from FBI, EPA on Florida water utility breach
Bryson Bort

From FCW:

Bryson Bort, a cybersecurity fellow at the R Street Institute, told FCW the problem of government systems using outdated operating systems, like the Oldsmar facility did, is probably…

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