Fla. High Court Told Gaming Control Measure Offers Clarity

By Nathan Hale (November 2, 2016, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A proposed amendment to Florida's constitution would help bring "sorely needed" clarity by giving voters control of casino gambling expansion, counsel for the measure's proponents told the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday as skeptical justices pressed him for specifics about the initiative's potential impact and its interaction with existing constitutional provisions.

The Voter Control of Gambling Amendment, introduced by the anti-gambling political action committee Voters in Charge, would take the power to approve "casino gambling" away from lawmakers and place it in the hands of Florida voters. But the measure says it leaves intact the state Legislature's authority to restrict, tax...

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