“Florida Republicans aim to take away the best weapon progressive groups have left. Here’s how.”

Tampa Bay Times:

Republicans in Tallahassee control both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s mansion, and they’ve appointed every member of the Florida Supreme Court.


Now, they’re taking aim at the last realm outside their grasp: Voters’ access to amending the Florida Constitution through ballot initiatives.
Two bills Republicans introduced this week would make it far more difficult to gather the signatures needed to get constitutional amendments before voters.


And they would thwart two major amendments that could appear on the 2020 ballot, one raising the minimum wage and the other allowing “energy choice,” advocates for those ideas say.

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