The LeRoy Collins Institute at the Florida State University recently released a report that provides a blueprint for a better approach to making state policy and budget decisions by using rigorous evidence to inform these choices. Florida is widely known as a low tax/low services state, and it faces growing challenges. We rank 35th among…
FSU’s Institute of Politics: Policy Making in the 117th Congress
The post is based on a webinar sponsored by the Institute of Politics at Florida State University. The Institute of Politics at Florida State University presents Representative Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Representative Al Lawson (D-FL). Dunn and Lawson engage in discussions on the upcoming 117th Congress and how to best navigate lawmaking in these polarizing…
Social Science Scholar: Finance Intern for the Margaret Good Campaign and Volunteer for Representative Anna V. Eskamani
For my summer project as a 2020 Social Science Scholar, I continued and expanded upon my previous internship with the Margaret Good Campaign for Congress as a finance intern, as well as volunteered with Representative Anna V. Eskamani’s office. Margaret Good served as a Florida State House Representative. Good’s congressional bid encompassed the Sarasota area…
How Labor Unions Increase Political Knowledge: Evidence from the United States
This work has important implications. Organized labor has declined dramatically over the past several decades, due in part to economic globalization, but also by the policy decisions made by the federal and state governments. Of all the factors that are correlated with political knowledge, such as: age, education, gender, race, income, and interest in politics, union membership is the only one that can feasibly be influenced by politicians. Policies that weaken labor unions may end up depriving people, particularly those with less formal education, not only of a source of political mobilization, but also an important source of political information.
In 2019, Women’s Rights Are Still Not Explicitly Recognized in US Constitution
The Supreme Court could weigh in on whether these reversals should impact the amendment’s addition to the Constitution. But, it is not clear that it would. In fact, the Supreme Court opted not to rule on a rescinded ratification in 1939 on the Child Labor Amendment whose ratification period had expired.