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Saturday Start To Early Voting Could Be Big For Dems

Democrats hopes for taking an early lead in the presidential race in Florida will be fully underway on Saturday when early voting begins statewide. But, unlike in 2008, there will be less days for voters to cast their votes early.

CBS Miami–10/26/2012

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Amendment 4 Could Shift Tax Burden

Florida voters will have their say on 11 constitutional amendments during November’s general election. Of all the amendments, Amendment 4 could have the most impact on Florida’s voters.


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Constitutional Amendments Fill Lengthy Ballot

Miami-Dade County voters this year will have to deal with a complex ballot that is 12 pages long, or six pages front and back. Besides the general elections, voters will also have to navigate a lot of legalese with eleven constitutional amendments on the ballot.

CBS Miami–10/08/2012

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Appeals Court Rejects Diaz-Balart’s Fla. Redistricting Challenge

For the second time, a federal court has rejected efforts by US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami to toss out amendments to the Florida Constitution that changed the way the state redraws maps of state and federal legislative districts.


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Federal Court Rejects Fla. Redistricting Challenge

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro rejected a challenged to Florida’s redistricting constitutional amendments passed in 2010.


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High Class Sizes Get Florida House, Senate OK

Think your kids are already squeezed into their classrooms? Despite a constitutional amendment calling for smaller classes, Thursday The Legislature voted to loosen Florida’s class size limits, a decision that could result in packed classrooms.



Fla. Senate Passes State Spending Cap

The Florida Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that will effectively cap how much money the legislature can tax and spend.


Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States on January, 20th, 2009 and the first African American President in the history of the U.S. (Photo credit: AP)

Florida GOP Again Target Health Care Reform

Six months ago, the Florida Supreme Court removed a proposed constitutional amendment that sought to opt-out of the federal health care overhaul. Tuesday, a similar measure was proposed by Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos.