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TaxWatch: Yes on Amend. 3

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October

This doesn't come as much surprise. Florida TaxWatch has argued for years that its too easy to get a citizen's initiative passed. And many of its donors are also some of the more prominent members of the other major group supporting the measure: The Florida Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday TaxWatch unveiled a report to go with their position that concludes:  "Florida's current initiative process lacks the checks and balances necesary to achieve majority consenus and ensure that initiatives supported by a vocal few do not hobble the durability of Florida's Constitution for years to come."

For the statistical nerds like some of us at Buzz, the best part of the report may be the charts at the end of the report that show not only percentage of votes for all measures since 1970 but also what percentage the votes represented of all registered voters and all voters who voted in that particular election.

To find the report, click here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:32pm]

    

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