Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fla. justices nix health care amendment

A measure intended to let voters voice opposition to the U.S. health care overhaul was kicked off Florida's Nov. 2 ballot Thursday by the state Supreme Court, along with two other proposed state constitutional amendments.

The other two stricken amendments would have strengthened the Legislature's hand in redistricting and given home buyers an extra property tax exemption if they hadn't owned a house for at least eight years.

The justices, by 5-2 votes in each case, affirmed lower court rulings that the amendments had misleading or unclear ballot summaries or texts. Each had been proposed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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