Proposed amendment making it harder to raise taxes in Florida to go before voters

From The Capitolist: “‘Florida families plan their budgets carefully to make every dollar count and the Legislature exercises the same attentiveness when appropriating the tax dollars Floridians send us,” said Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. “Just like Florida families, state government should live within its means … Click here to read more

WPBF: Treasure Coast officials to create medical marijuana regulations

“As Florida residents suffering from debilitating diseases and chronic pain celebrate last Tuesday’s win in the fight for legalizing medical marijuana, counties on the Treasure Coast are trying to figure out how to regulate the new amendment … Click here to read more

Campaign in full swing to secure Solar Choice Amendment’s place on Florida’s 2016 ballot

Florida’s Supreme Court ruled today that the language proposed by the Floridians for Solar Choice ballot initiative is unambiguous and single-subject, clearing the legal hurdle for the amendment to be placed on the 2016 election ballot if all 683,149 required signatures are collected and verified before February 1, 2016. The ballot proposal – designed to expand solar choice by removing barriers that limit solar ownership models … Click here to read more

How might Florida handle legal pot?

In five months, Floridians will vote on a medical marijuana system built around controlled dispensaries. Under a proposed constitutional amendment, no one could grow his own. Smokable pot, infused food and liquids could come only from licensed dispensaries, according to The Ledger. … Click here to read more

PB Post: Lawyers want water district’s Meeker deposed on billboard contract

Four days after Melissa Meeker’s surprise resignation as executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, attorneys want to force her to testify about how a company owned by a former board member and her ex-business partner won a lucrative contract to build billboards on district land. … Click here to read more