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The Florida Supreme Court has "no express authority in the Florida Constitution" to remove questions from the ballot proposed by the Legislature.
"Liberal out-of-state special interests are spending millions on 5 and 6 to change the way Florida draws its congressional and legislative districts."
"Many of the companies bankrolling the ad campaign against Amendment 4 are recipients of a congressional bailout, in the form of humongous tax refunds earlier this year."
Says PolitiFact says Amendment 4 "will force counties and cities across Florida to raise taxes and fees."
"There currently are 825,000 student stations sitting empty across Florida in every district and at every grade level."
"What is the maximum number of students allowed in your classroom? ... 30 or more!"
"Amendment 4 will reduce Florida’s economic output by $34 billion annually."
"For every dollar a county gets in taxes from new development, it costs us 40 to 50 percent more to provide services."
"In the last 6 years, there have been 420 elections for State Senator and State Representative. Only three incumbents have been defeated!"
St. Pete Beach's experiences are a "fair example" of what could happen if Amendment 4 passes.
Because of a local version of Amendment 4, "the taxpayers of St. Pete Beach have had to pay hundreds of thousands in legal bills."
St. Pete Beach's local version of Amendment 4 resulted in "seemingly endless lawsuits (that) decimated the city's legal budget and forced the city to raise the property tax rate."
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