04 February 2006


A Wee Bit of Good News

Even with mucho Republican money, proponents of an amendment to the Florida State Constitution that would've defined marriage as between male and female failed to get enough ballot signatures to make the cut. Story here.

Also, as the story notes, it looks like one of the proposed amendments that would take redistricting out of the hands of the legislature and put it into the hands of an independent commission did get enough signatures. It has to be reviewed by the state Supreme Court before going on the ballot.

In a similar situation is a proposed amendment telling the state to spend money from the tobacco settlement on anti-smoking education. Hey, it's a nice idea, but it, like about two thirds of the proposed and passed constitutional amendments I've see at the ballot box since moving to Florida, has no business in the state constitution. Proposed solutions: "Turn the rascals out!"

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