by Tho Bishop Last year Florida became the 28th state to legalize medical marijuana when Amendment 2 passed with over 70% of the vote. Unfortunately, instead of abiding by the overwhelming voter mandate, the state Legislature is looking to impose severe restrictions on the industry. The move will hurt patients, while enriching a handful of licensed […]
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by Chris Eger Florida’s high court on Thursday stood 4-2 behind the state law preventing the carry of firearms openly — citing it does not infringe on the Second Amendment. The decision came as an appeal of a 2012 second-degree misdemeanor conviction of Dale Norman, 26, who was found guilty by a succession of lower […]
by Tho Bishop In 2011, then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, dubbed “Big Sis” by Matt Drudge, unleashed a “See Something, Say Something” campaign to encourage Americans to report “suspicious” activity to the Federal government. Today, with Hurricane Hermine expected to be the first hurricane to hit Florida in almost 11 years, Florida Attorney General Pam […]
by Mark Miller Today, the Stuart News—Florida’s paper of record when it comes to the St. Lucie River—published my op-ed on the destruction the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visits upon this river each day when the Corps discharges polluted waters into the St. Lucie River via the C-44 canal. You may think you don’t […]
Ryan M. Yonk is a Research Fellow of the Independent Institute, Assistant Research Professor of Economics and Finance at Utah State University, and Executive Director of Strata Policy.
by Hannah Downey “Guacamole-thick” green algae is taking over southern Florida’s waterways and coastlines, prompting Governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency in four counties. Residents complain that the algae “smells definitely like a toilet” and the department of health is warning that contact with the toxic algae can harm the gastrointestinal tract, […]
FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling talk about the disastrous policies of the Federal Reserve.
Enterprise Florida head bypassed bid policy, paid speechwriter $158K in contracts reports TCPalm. Johnson offered his former PortMiami spokeswoman, Paula Musto, with two contracts and one extension — one in March 2015 for $68,750 and a second in August for $75,000, extended in March of this year for $99,999. That falls just shy of Enterprise […]
Free markets in water would help California solve drought problems and bypass the need to move water south from Lake Okeechobee by protecting property rights in water and treating pollution of water as trespass.
by Larry Salzman Do we really need laws that prohibit entrepreneurs from charging consumers too little? PLF’s economic liberty project challenges so-called “minimum price” laws that do just that. These laws are rich examples of cronyism and, unfortunately, a Florida state appellate court decision upheld one this week. PLF had filed an amicus brief urging […]