2005 W⁠i⁠n⁠t⁠er Journal

By: The James Madison Institute / 2005



Message from the Publisher – J. Stanley Marshall
Cover Story
Poll Shows Public Distrust of Amendment Process – Mark Pritchett and Bob McClure

Voter survey reveals flaws in the initiative petition method of amending the state’s basic charter.
The Rocky Road to Reform: Florida’s Medical Liability Crisis in the Wake of Amendment Three – Robert “Jake” Bebber

Florida’s medical liability crisis is reviewed in the wake of last November’s Amendment Three.

Preserving Patients’ Access to Quality Health Care – Carl W. “Rick” Lentz, M.D.

Last fall’s Amendments Seven and Eight threaten the peer-review process.

Derailing the Solar Express – Robert F. Sanchez

Voters had second thoughts about high-speed rais once they became aware of the costs.

Introducing Bob Sanchez, Director of Public Policy

Repeal of the high-speed rail amendment passed in 2000 illustrates the virtues of ensuring that voters know how much such a Constitutional amendment might cost.

Meet JMI’s Board of Directors

Chairman Charles Hilton and longest-serving member Rebecca Dunn exemplify the American dream of success through hard work and civic involvement.