Posts Tagged ‘ 2010 ’

Dem In Public Park Ejected By Allen West Thugs

October 19, 2010

Democratic staffer is pulled off the campaign trail for safety Allen West and Joe Miller: Thugs of a Feather The Joe Miller arrest of a reporter by his private militia on the campaign trail is rightfully garnering national headlines. Meanwhile, down in Florida, he-man GOP tea party House candidate Allen West is acting every bit [...]

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Editing the Constitution: Amendments 5, 6 are a BFD

September 7, 2010

This November, Florida voters will have a chance to enact meaningful changes to a redistricting process that has historically been a gerrymandering free for all. Amendments 5 and 6 are citizen initiatives that will enshrine fair redistricting rules into the state constitution, forcing an end to the practice of lawmakers custom designing their own voter [...]

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Editing the Constitution: Amendment 1

July 7, 2010

Note: This week Over the next week or two I’ll spend several days and diaries discussing the constitutional amendment process in Florida as well as the specific amendments that are on the November ballot this year. The first part of the series is here. On Monday we learned how the Florida constitution can be amended [...]

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Editing the Constitution

July 5, 2010

Florida’s constitution is truly an evolving document. Every two years, amendments are proposed and and those that pass muster with Florida voters are edited into the text of the original document rather than just being tacked on at the end. The current version of our state constitution is full of seamless and not so seamless [...]

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