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The Florida Times-Union Editorial: Sorting out confusing amendments for the voters

General Election: Nov. 6 Early Voting: Monday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 4 Florida voters are facing a bewildering 22 issues in 12 different amendments. Many of the titles and summaries are vague or confusing. Voting lines may be long. To help voters sort out the confusion, here are suggestions from the Times-Union Editorial Board…. View


Palm Beach Post Editorial: Amendment 1 benefits too few, shifts taxes to others

The constitutional amendments on the November ballot include three proposed by the Florida Legislature. All involve taxation, and — if 60 percent of voters approve them — all would make it harder for state and local governments to raise the money needed for vital services. Despite that, Amendment 1 will be tough for many voters… View


Charlotte Sun: Vote ‘yes’ on Amendment 2

It is rare that we recommend passage of any amendment to our state Constitution. We believe it is the duty of our elected representatives to take care of business and not have to pass their responsibility to amendments that can be created by the public or special interests. Amendment 2, however, is one that we… View


TC Palm Editorial: How to vote on 12 constitutional amendments on Nov. 6 ballot

How does the Constitution Revision Commission bundle several issues into each amendment? Here is how. TCPALM Florida voters face the daunting task of deciding on 12 statewide constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Some of the amendments are “bundled” — meaning multiple issues appear under a single heading — making the choices even more confusing. It’s… View


Herald Tribune Editorial: Recommendations on amendments proposed by Legislature

Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution are on all general election ballots in 2018. The proposals range from simple to complex; all warrant an informed vote. The minimum threshold for passage is 60 percent of the votes cast in each statewide referendum. Two initiatives are the result of citizen petitions, three were placed on… View


Miami Herald Editorial: Learn how 12 Florida amendments affect your life, and your wallet, before you vote

These are the 12 amendments that will be up for voting in November. Check them out. So why are there so many amendments on the ballot this November? Here’s the explanation: Once every 20 years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-member Constitution Revision Commission. Its task is to propose changes to the… View


Naples Daily News Editorial: Our recommendations on tax-related amendments

Three constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot are taxation-related. Our editorial board recommends: Amendment 1: No Amendment 1 would raise the homestead exemption for figuring property taxes by $25,000 on homes worth more than $100,000, except the amendment doesn’t apply to calculating school taxes. We recommend rejecting the amendment because there are numerous recent… View


News-Press Editorial: Proposed amendments too much of a gamble; vote ‘no’ on 11 of them

The 12 proposed constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 general election ballot offer voters plenty of head-scratching language but little to get excited about and even less substance to actually improve the Florida Constitution. The News-Press editorial board recommends voters say “no,” to 11 of them and “yes” to only Amendment 2, which if passed,… View


Florida Today: How to vote on Florida’s 12 amendments on the 2018 ballot: Our recommendations

We recommend voting ‘yes’ on only 5 constitutional amendments. There are 12 constitutional amendment proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. Some bundled several proposals into one measure and can be confusing to voters. To help you make a decision, FLORIDA TODAY Editorial Board gives our recommendations. For a more comprehensive summary of the amendments click… View


Amendment 2: Limitations on Property Tax Assessments

Ballot Language: Proposing an amendment to the state constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in effect which limit property tax assessment increases on specified non-homestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January… View