Packaging, Wording Key for Ballot Proposals

Article Posted on March 22, 2018

By: Lloyd Dunkelberger, Sunshine State news

With 25 potential changes to the state Constitution before it, a committee Thursday began debating how to group and define the proposals that may be headed to the November general-election ballot.

The Style and Drafting Committee, which is part of the state Constitution Revision Commission, has the complicated task of handling the 25 proposals, which were endorsed this week by the full commission.

Commissioner Brecht Heuchan, a Tallahassee political consultant and lobbyist who chairs the committee, said the primary focus will be deciding what proposals to group together, revising some of the proposals, deciding their order on the ballot and writing a title and ballot summary for each amendment…

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