Possible legal challenges: Supporters of Amendment One ‘exploring every option’


The Florida Everglades, viewed from an airboat. (Source: CBSMiami)

Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment One 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, reports CBSMiami.

“Funding for springs falls short. Funding for the Everglades restoration falls short,” said Will Abberger, a leader of the successful drive to pass the constitutional amendment in November. “They’re shifting things that have previously been paid for, like agency operations, from general revenue to Amendment 1.”

 In recent days, talk has circulated in the Capitol about possible legal challenges to the way lawmakers are carrying out Amendment 1, and Abberger said “we’re exploring every option we have.”

“To say that $17.4 million is adequate for Florida Forever out of $750 million available isn’t consistent with Amendment 1 and flies in the face of logic,” he said.

For the complete story: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/06/16/amendment-1-supporters-exploring-every-option/

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