Supporters of Amendment 1 filed a lawsuit Monday claiming state lawmakers in a newly approved budget misappropriated more than $300 million of the money voters wanted for environmental land management and acquisition.
Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment 1 contend lawmakers “ignored” the desires of voters by using a boost in environmental funding to cover the costs of daily state operations while setting aside too little for land buying.
The Senate doesn’t intend for Florida to acquire much land in the first year of increased funding under a voter-approved constitutional amendment aimed at land and water conservation.
A House committee that crafted a newly approved water-policy plan is now looking at how a voter-approved increase in conservation dollars should be used for land management.
Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.
With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.
Gov. Rick Scott’s drive to attract more people and businesses to Florida means the need for lots of cement and asphalt.
Medical marijuana in the state of Florida will not become legal this election year. Florida voters have rejected the sale and distribution of medical marijuana in the state.
This week CBS4 is taking a closer look at the 11 constitutional amendments you are being asked on the November ballot. The questions in some cases are more than a page long. Amendment 1 deals with abortion and Amendment 6 challenges President Barack Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act.