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Collins Center For Public Policy
Welcome to this special publication about the proposed changes to the Florida Constitution. The choices voters make Nov. 2 could affect the shape and racial composition of political districts, the size of public school classrooms and decisions about growth and development.

To help understand the proposed amendments and the arguments for and against them, the nonprofit and nonpartisan Collins Center for Public Policy is providing this guide to every high school in the state. In addition to facts about the amendments, it includes a brief history of the state’s Constitution and the ways in which it can be changed. You’ll also find a quiz that directs you to the Collins Center website and a chance for one lucky student win an Apple iPad.

The Collins Center Florida Amendments project was established with support from the Florida Bar Foundation, the P.L. Dodge Foundation, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, and with continued funding from the Florida Bar Foundation. After reading this guide, please visit www.FLAmendments.org and join in the discussions and voice opinions and ideas on Florida’s most important public document. There, you will find additional information about the proposed amendments, videos, and updates on the latest developments. Our goal is to provide visitors with objective and accurate information they can trust in the most accessible format possible.

Rod Petrey

Rod Petrey
President, Collins Center for Public Policy