The James Madison Institute (JMI) released its 2022 Policy Priorities on Monday ahead of the upcoming 2022 legislative cycle.
Florida’s free-market think tank unveiled its robust agenda ahead of the 2022 Legislative Session, outlining a set of initiatives for next year that look to reinforce JMI’s principles of limited government and economic liberty. Some of the top priorities in JMI’s release involve cultivating innovation, advancing education opportunity and academic excellence, protecting individual liberty and good governance, safeguarding free-market foundations, and expanding healthcare solutions.
In particular, JMI highlighted the importance of implementing ‘practical policy ideas’ that gives Floridians more choice — which includes expanding the availability of all existing K-12 scholarship programs, strengthening civics education, advancing supply side reforms to Florida’s healthcare system, opposing government-owned broadband networks in favor of private market solutions to connectivity.
“Florida is a hub of technological innovation, of international commerce, of tourism, and so much more. That reality requires a deliberate and intentional commitment to advancing freedom and liberty. The policy team at JMI is committed to providing our elected leaders in Tallahassee and D.C., along with the 22 million residents from Pensacola to Key West, with all of the tools necessary to ensure that the Sunshine State continues to build on our success into 2022 and beyond. We hold firm to the belief that free market capitalism, private property rights, and the rule of law is the single biggest prosperity engine in human history.” said Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy at JMI.
JMI also noted in the outlook that the next session will see the legislature tackle several issues, such as reapportionment, adding a congressional district, passing a new budget, and potentially advancing and improving the Sunshine State’s pro-business climate.