2004 Florida Voter Survey: The Constitutional Amendment Process

A survey taken after last November's election reveals widespread distrust of the initiative petition process for amending the state Constitution. Authored by University of South Florida political scientist Dr. Susan MacManus, the survey was cosponsored by The James Madison Institute and the Collins Center for Public Policy. An article summarizing [...]

By |2020-06-15T11:58:16-04:00March 8th, 2005|Statements|Comments Off on 2004 Florida Voter Survey: The Constitutional Amendment Process

08/15/02 – Just Say ‘No’ to Petition Initiatives

Maybe you've been approached at a mall or festival to sign a form promoting smaller classroom sizes or insuring humane treatment of pregnant pigs. What the solicitor didn't tell you is that these constitutional amendments proposed for the next election are end-runs around the legislative process. More importantly, they are [...]

By |2020-06-15T10:33:33-04:00August 15th, 2002|Issue Commentary, Publications|Comments Off on 08/15/02 – Just Say ‘No’ to Petition Initiatives

01/24/02 – Pork of a Different Sort

As voters in Florida in the next general election, by action of the Florida Supreme Court on January 17, 2002, you may have the opportunity to make pregnant pigs a part of the state constitution, by amendment. Yes, pregnant pigs. Blossoming sows are nowhere mentioned in our constitution as it [...]

By |2020-06-09T12:48:03-04:00January 24th, 2002|Issue Commentary, Publications|Comments Off on 01/24/02 – Pork of a Different Sort
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