Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1: Catch Up On Florida Ballot Questions

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Ballot printers across Florida are still doing the math concerning how many constitutional amendment questions will be on the Nov. 2 ballot. At the moment, the number is six.

To further confuse matters, they are proposed Amendments 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8. That's because proposed Amendments 3, 7 and 9 were stricken from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court over wording or issues within the ballot questions.

Want to ease the confusion? The Collins Center For Public Policy, the think tank that carries the name of the late, great Florida Gov. LeRoy Collins, has a terrific section at its website that displays and explains each ballot question. It's possible to take a survey, find resources that further explain the issues and discover whatever happened to the ballot questions of 2008.

Here's the link:

Now's a good time to start boning up.


Sunshine Statements will be on hiatus until the week of September 13. I will return with my own views of the 2010 ballot questions.

Happy Labor Day and Happy Jewish New Year!

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