The Political Hurricane Endorsements: Constitutional Amendments and Justices Merit Retention

Constitutional Amendments

1- No

This amendment which would ostensibly allow Florida to opt out of the Affordable Health Care Act will have no real impact. It is a fraud to put this sort of language in the state Constitution and should be rejected.

2- Yes
This amendment will have a minimal fiscal impact and will be helpful to veterans. We support this amendment.
3-  No
A very dangerous ideologically motivated amendment to limit the size and scope of Florida Government. We strongly oppose this amendment.
4- No
This property tax amendment if passed would cause a fiscal meltdown in the state and a fiscal impact of at least $1 billion. We strongly oppose this amendment.
5- No
This amendment would allow the legislative branch to interfere in the implementation of court decisions, and the selection of judges. Passage of Amendment 5 would destroy the carefully balanced separation of powers originally drafted in the 1968 Florida Constitution and reinforced during the Askew and Graham governorships. We strongly oppose this amendment.
6- No
This amendment would allow the state to interfere with the health care choices of women and prevent doctors from making appropriate medical decisions. We strongly oppose this amendment.
8- No
This amendment would allow the state to fund any sort of religious institution that also implements services solely based on religion or other criteria. This amendment would undermine basic and equal protection under the law to minorities. We strongly oppose this amendment.
9- Yes
A first responders & veterans amendment with minimal fiscal amendment. We support this amendment.
10- No
Another property tax amendment. We strongly oppose this amendment.
11- No
A homestead exemption amendment with serious fiscal implications. We oppose this amendment.
12- No
This amendment would interfere with FSA’s ability to place a representative on the Board of Governors for the State University System. We oppose this amendment.
Merit retention
Our strong views in support of each of these judges was articulated last month by Kartik Krishnaiyer.
Fred Lewis YES
Barbara Pariente YES
Peggy Quince YES
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9 thoughts on “The Political Hurricane Endorsements: Constitutional Amendments and Justices Merit Retention

  1. I’m no liberal and am voting for many amendments but 3,4 and 8 are really really bad. 6 is completely misrepresented by your description. It’s merely the Hyde Amendment. It won’t ban anything.

  2. Please please vote yes on all justices. If they lose Scott appoints replacements. Don’t forget that!

  3. 2 & 9 sound okay but it’s probably a back door way to lower taxes and cut state revenue. I say vote no on everything!

  4. Thank you for this article. It has prompted me to research these amendments and I have to say that after reading about them in multiple sources I will be voting NO on all of them. By the way, I have heard from people who have done the absentee ballot that it takes quite awhile to get through this ballot.

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