Fla. Ballot Measure Would Give Voters Control Over Gambling
By Bryan Koenig (October 28, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT) -- An anti-gambling group wants to change Florida's constitution to give state voters exclusive purview over legalizing non-tribal gaming in the state, according to a ballot measure proposed Monday.
Recently formed state political action committee Voters In Charge's proposed constitutional amendment still has a long way to go before it could make its way onto the ballot, but if passed, it would explicitly remove the power to approve gambling from lawmakers.
"This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida...
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