Issue Commentary

06/27/02 – Those W⁠i⁠⁠t⁠h No⁠t⁠h⁠i⁠ng ⁠t⁠o H⁠i⁠de Have No⁠t⁠h⁠i⁠ng ⁠t⁠o Fear

By: The James Madison Institute / 2002

Recently the supporters of petition drives to place two amendments to Florida’s Constitution on the November ballot filed suit hoping to stop the operation of a new Florida law. The law requires any such amendments to be accompanied by a statement of how much the adoption of the amendment would cost taxpayers. The new law was passed by the 2002 Legislature after it received complaints from voters who said that they probably would not have voted for the so-called “bullet train” amendment in 2000 if they had known how much it was likely to cost.