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S⁠t⁠a⁠t⁠emen⁠t⁠ Release: The James Mad⁠i⁠son Ins⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠u⁠t⁠e Applauds The Flor⁠i⁠da Leg⁠i⁠sla⁠t⁠ure On 2022 Sess⁠i⁠on Accompl⁠i⁠shmen⁠t⁠s

By: Logan Padgett / 2022

Logan Padgett


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March 14, 2022


Logan Elizabeth Padgett

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the passage of a $112 billion state budget, the Florida Legislature concluded the 2022 session and adjourned “sine die” on Monday.

We congratulate Speaker Chris Sprowls, President Wilton Simpson, and the members of the Florida House and Senate on their many accomplishments during the 2022 session.

“The Florida Legislature responded to growing parental concerns about the dangers of promoting Cultural Marxism in the classroom. It also addressed the need for greater instruction in practical money management skills for students. Florida continues to be a national leader in empowering parents to play a greater role in their children’s education, and this session saw meaningful gains made that we hope will continue for years to come,” – William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute
“Florida continues to embrace technology and innovation as key determinants of our growth and future as a state. This session, the legislature passed a modernization of state money transmission laws that recognizes Bitcoin and digital assets as vital technologies for Floridians. The government can build on such successes by exploring ways to encourage Bitcoin banking, decentralization tools and applications, and digital identity in the Sunshine State. As Florida continues to draw technologists and startups to our state, such forward-looking modernizations in law will be critical to shore up our future as a leading innovator among the states,” – Andrea O’Sullivan, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation, The James Madison Institute
“Florida has once again illustrated that policymaking and governing from conservative principles is possible. Thank you to Speaker Sprowls and President Simpson for shepherding the Sunshine State through a tumultuous time for the country. Your leadership have made this state better. You, and your 158 colleagues, continue to prove the ideals of free-market capitalism, limited government, and economic liberty are the fuel that drives an economic engine. And unlike Washington, D.C.’s approach, you keep it in plentiful supply,” – Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute


The James Madison Institute is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the ideals of limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility. The institute conducts research on such issues as criminal justice, healthcare, taxes and regulatory environments.