WTVY by Troy Kinsey
August 9, 2017
There’s growing concern the Florida Constitution Revision Commission could be moving too fast, not giving the public enough time to weigh in.
It has the power to put some big, life-altering measures on the 2018 ballot, everything from expanding women’s rights to legalizing school vouchers and slapping term limits on judges.
Wednesday the commission’s rules committee met to hammer out dates and deadlines.
The panel has until next spring to decide which ballot measures ought to be put before Florida voters, but, under the timeline adopted, ordinary Floridians now only have until September 22nd to turn in their proposals.
That’s not a lot of time.
It comes on top of criticism by government watchdog groups that not enough public hearings are being held, and that Governor Rick Scott’s appointees are being given out-sized power to decide what the 2018 ballot will look like. [READ MORE]