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Gov. Scott Names Political Loyalists To Constitutional Revision Commission

| March 4, 2017

Scott’s selections included a number of Republican political allies, including influential insurance lobbyist Fred Karlinsky, a major Scott political fundraiser, and Brecht Heuchan, a key player with the governor’s “Let’s Get to Work” political committee.

Proposing a Constitutional Amendment To Limit Proposed Constitutional Amendments

| January 12, 2013

In the wake of an election in which voters had to wade through 11 constitutional amendment proposals put forth by legislators and complained of long voting lines, a Democratic state senator wants to limit how many ballot questions lawmakers can pose to three.

Amendment Shock: A More Tolerant Nation Is By-Passing Smug, Regressive Florida

| November 11, 2012

Many of Tuesday’s 176 popular referendum that passed speak of a more tolerant, more freedom-loving nation. Except in Florida, where the Legislature’s 11 proposals put the state at odds with national trenbds–and the Florida Legislature at odds with the people it claims to represent.

Your Guide to the 11 Proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 6 Ballot

| October 26, 2012

Complete guide and analysis of the 11 proposed Florida constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot, with links to summaries, pros and cons.

Anti-Abortion Religious Groups Launch Campaign to Abolish Privacy Rights for Teens

| April 12, 2012

The “Yes on 6” anti-abortion campaign by religious groups pushes for passage of proposed constitutional amendment 6 on this fall’s ballot, and would forbid Medicaid dollars paying for poorer people’s abortions.

Borrowing Judge’s Words, Attorney General Bondi Rewrites Religious Aid Amendment

| December 20, 2011

The proposed constitutional amendment language was judged vague and inadmissible in a circuit court ruling earlier this month. In an unusual intervention tinged with implications, Attorney General Pam Bondi rewrote the proposed amendment, which opponents still consider unconstitutional.

Appeals Court Lets Lawsuit Over School Funding Proceed, Florida Supreme Court Next

| November 23, 2011

An 8-7 ruling by the First District Court of Appeals overturned the state’s effort to stop the lawsuit and may lead to a momentous decision by the Florida Supreme Court interpreting the state’s responsibility to adequately pay for education under the Florida Constitution.

Proposed Amendment to End Ban on Government Funding of Religion is Challenged

| October 29, 2011

Proposed Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot deletes a provision in the Florida constitution that bars government funding of religious institutions, replacing it with a prohibition against denying funds to anyone based on religious identity or belief.

Whiley v. Scott: Full Text of Florida Supreme Court Decision Invalidating Gov. Scott’s Rulemaking Edict

| August 16, 2011

Full text of the Florida Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision in Whiley v. Scott. The opinion was unsigned.

Conklin: Time to End the Legislature’s
Betrayal of Florida’s Promise to Our Children

| May 15, 2011

Describing relentless attacks on education and a state of fear in Tallahassee that cost her her own job recently, Flagler County School Board member Colleen Conklin explains why local school boards must take a stand against the state’s erosion of public education.

Despite 4 Million Uninsured, Florida Senate Approves Opt-Out Amendment on Health Law

| March 10, 2011

Senators voted 29-10 to approve the proposed constitutional amendment, which would allow people to opt out of the “individual mandate” requirement that they buy health insurance or face financial penalties.

Florida Constitution, Article IX: Education

| March 6, 2011

The Florida Constitution, Article IX: Education.


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