11 state constitutional amendments on Fla. ballot
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Property tax relief, a repeal of Florida's ban on public funding for churches and other religious organizations and new limits on abortion rights are among 11 proposed state constitutional amendments that voters are facing.
Other high-profile constitutional proposals on Tuesday's ballot would cap the growth of state revenue and give the Legislature greater control over Florida's court system.
Another would prohibit the state from requiring people to obtain health insurance. However, it won't affect a similar federal mandate that's part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, which has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
All of the amendments required 60 percent approval and were placed on the ballot by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Most would advance the GOP's low-tax, small government agenda.
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