Deciphering Florida's Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Deciphering Florida's Proposed Constitutional Amendments

There's more than just the contest for president and local races on the ballot in November. There will be 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. And every single one was put there by lawmakers in Tallahassee.
A panel discussion was recently held at St. Petersburg College in Seminole. We'll hear from Tara Newsom, professor of Social and Behavioral Science, St. Petersburg College; Aaron Sharockman, a political editor at the Tampa Bay Times; Tony Carvajal of the Collins Center for Public Policy in Tallahassee; and Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, a political science professor at USF St. Petersburg. The moderator is Frank Alcock, a professor of political science at New College of Florida.
(This episode does not include the five proposed amendments dealing with property taxes. To listen to our previous Florida Matters on those amendments, click HERE.)
To read more about all 11 Florida Constitutional Amendments on the ballot, including the pros and cons of each measure, go to the Collins Center 2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments website. Or, you can go to the Florida Division of Elections website to read the language that will be on the ballot.

Professor of political science at New College of Florida
Professor of Social and Behavioral Science, St. Petersburg College
Deputy Government and Politics Editor, Tampa Bay Times
Chief Operations Officer, Collins Center for Public Policy,Tallahassee
Political science professor, USF St. Petersburg

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