Good News … For Now

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“One must always add that proviso — at least with respect to constitutional provisions like term limits and citizen initiative rights, which limit the power of lawmakers and expand that of citizens. For these, incumbents’ hostility never ends. But for now? The news is good. The Florida House of Representatives website reports that HJR 1127 ‘Died on Second Reading Calendar’ in mid-March. The same fate is reported for the companion senate bill. The measure would have amended the constitution to limit citizen-initiated amendments ‘to matters relating to procedural subjects or to structure of government or of State Constitution.’ Citizen initiatives would have been prohibited from dealing with policy matters, including legislatively enacted (or citizen-enacted) policy that voters seek to reverse.” (05/08/22)