Tag: 2018 statewide ballot
Florida weather looks pretty good for the Fourth.

Jim RosicaMarch 20, 2018
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A proposed constitutional amendment to give equal rights to crime victims won preliminary approval from the full Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on Monday. Commissioners voted 30-3 to send the measure (P96) to the panel’s Style and Drafting Committee for preparation as a ballot question. Hank Coxe, Arthenia Joyner and Bob Solari voted against it. The proposal still faces a final […]

Ana CeballosJanuary 23, 2018
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Florida is home to more than 1.5 million citizens who can’t cast a vote in elections unless granted clemency by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet. But that could change in November. State election officials on Tuesday verified that the constitutional amendment that would automatically restore the voting rights of convicted felons—except for those convicted […]

Jim RosicaNovember 29, 2017
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Candidates for legislative office would have to live in their districts when they qualify to run under a constitutional change cleared Wednesday. The Constitution Revision Commission‘s Legislative Committee OK’d the proposal (P50), filed by Commissioner and former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, unanimously and without debate. Diaz also chairs the committee. The constitution now says a […]

Jim RosicaOctober 19, 2017
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State Sen. and Constitution Revision Commissioner Darryl Rouson has filed a proposed constitutional amendment extending the state’s lobbying ban on former lawmakers and other elected officials from two to six years. The amendment language was posted late Wednesday on the commission’s website. The extended ban, however, would apply only “to those individuals who were members of […]

Jim RosicaJuly 5, 2017
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The new president of The Florida Bar says the organization is standing by to offer “technical legal” support to the Constitution Revision Commission as it readies to amend the state’s governing document, which could include changes affecting the judicial branch.  But Michael J. Higer, a partner in Berger Singerman’s Miami office, won’t say which public […]


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