By Thomas Perrin, Director of Public Affairs
Many of the public policy ideas that The James Madison Institute has espoused over the last two decades gained traction in the 2010 Regular Session, while still others wait for their window of opportunity. This year, the Florida Legislature took some bold steps that garnered national attention, particularly on education reforms. Florida also took a leading role in the national debate about the role of the states versus the role of the federal government, especially on the issues of health care and balanced budgets. This report summarizes only a handful of the many issues JMI tracked during this year’s regular session.