Red Alert! FL Legislature short-circuits citizens' constitutional rightsQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|By erecting more hurdles for citizen initiatives to clear,the chamber and the Legislature showed how unlevel the electoral playing field really is.Petitioners must run a complex legal gantlet that includes gathering 611,000 valid signatures;lawmakers vote their constitutional amendments straight onto the ballot.Indeed,80% of amendments come from the Legislature.So if anyone's hijacking the referendum process, [it's]Tallahassee|
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