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  At polls, you'll decide on 6 amendments
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MediaNewspaper - Orlando Sentinel
News DateMonday, October 16, 2006 02:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOver the years, state voters have approved amendments to Florida's constitution to limit class size, ban smoking in most public places and restrict property taxes.

They've also voted to build a bullet train and then voted not to build it, and they drew national ridicule by approving a provision to protect pregnant pigs.

On Nov. 7, voters will be asked to restrict their own ability to change the blueprint of Florida's government. Amendment 3 would require that all future ballot questions gain 60 percent of the vote for passage instead of the simple majority required now.

The provision is the only one of this year's six proposed constitutional amendments that has sparked any sort of a political firefight so far.

But the rest of the ballot questions could have a major effect on the lives of many Floridians. They would mandate more spending on tobacco education and prevention, provide tax breaks for low-income seniors and disabled veterans, impose tighter controls on the state's budget and make it illegal for governments to seize property through eminent domain.
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