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Steve Bousquet column: Lawmakers keep trying to amend Florida Constitution



It's not easy to amend the Florida Constitution, but that never stops the Legislature from trying.

Heads up, voters: When you go to the polls a year from now to choose a president, U.S. senator, members of Congress and 160 legislators, you will also see seven proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot, all approved by the Legislature in the spring.

One would bar President Barack Obama's health care law from taking effect in Florida. Another would impose a revenue cap tied to inflation and population. A third would require state Senate approval of Florida Supreme Court justice appointees.

Consider this column an early warning to you, the voter, to figure out what the amendments are about before you vote.

Column here.

[Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2011 8:03pm]


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