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Drew WilsonFebruary 29, 2016

Nearly three out of four Florida voters are in favor of Amendment 1 according to the first opinion poll since the Consumers for Smart Solar initiative made the ballot in late January. Hill Research Consultants polled 607 likely Florida voters and found 73 percent support for the amendment. “We are proud to have more than […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 22, 2016

Consumers for Smart Solar, the utility backed constitutional amendment that would outline rules for solar power in Florida, has gathered 695,376, more than 11,000 beyond the required 683,149 valid petitions to get on the November ballot, the group says in a statement issued Friday afternoon. “Not only did we reach the required valid petitions milestone, […]

Jim RosicaOctober 22, 2015

A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Floridians to generate and sell their own solar power passes legal muster, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court’s purview was limited to whether the language embraces one subject and uses “clear and unambiguous language” in the ballot summary. The majority said yes on both counts. Justices Ricky Polston, however, disagreed on […]

Mitch PerryJuly 15, 2015

Advocates attempting to get a constitutional amendment on next year’s ballot regarding solar power were hit with perhaps the most serious challenge yet to their efforts Wednesday: a newly formed group with the goal of placing a competing solar power amendment on the 2016 ballot. In Orlando Wednesday morning, the newly established group, Consumers for […]


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