Battle Over Amending Florida Constitution Rages On

Fri, Apr 4 2008

Anyone who thought the long, nasty fight over amending Florida’s constitution had ended should think again.

Business groups and their traditional adversaries on the issue — organizations such as the League of Women Voters of Florida and the Florida Public Interest Research Group — are tangling again this spring.

At stake: a proposal in the state Legislature that would require paid petition circulators to register with the state and bar non-Florida residents, non-U.S. citizens and convicted felons who are ineligible to vote from being paid circulators.