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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Your guide to Fla's Constitutional amendment ballot questions

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September

Florida Trend breaks them down:

Florida Amendment 1 - Health Insurance Mandates

Main Sponsors: Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Merritt Island) and Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) Title: Health Care Services What It Does: Prohibits laws or rules compelling anyone to buy health insurance but... Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 2 - Veterans Tax Relief

About 74,000 veterans would qualify for the tax break. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 3 - Budget--Taxes

More than 20 state legislatures have rejected similar proposals. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 4 - Property Tax Breaks

The tax breaks would cost local governments up to $600 million. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 5 - Judicial Reform

Main Sponsors: Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando); championed by Rep. Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) Title: State Courts What It Does: Main features include Senate confirmation of the governor’s appointed justices, gives... Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 6 - Abortion Restrictions

Changes would clear the way for a parental consent law that has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 8 - Religious Funding

Religious institutions would be able to receive more public funds. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 9 - Surviving Spouses Tax Relief

The measure would give surviving spouses of veterans or first responders an extra tax break. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 10 - Small Business Tax Break

About 150,000 businesses would benefit from the increased tax exemption. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 11 - Senior Homestead Tax Exemption

The proposal would affect seniors with annual household income under $27,030. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

Florida Amendment 12 - Student Representation

Florida State University has been lobbying for a change for years. Read more »
Posted by Amy Keller on 9/4/2012 at 12:00am

 

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