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Groups won’t challenge Bondi’s rewrite of ‘Religious Freedom’ amendment

By | 01.05.12 | 10:39 am

The Associated Press is reporting that the groups who have been challenging a legislatively created measure set to appear on the 2012 ballot are not going to challenge the court-ordered rewrite that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi submitted late last month.

Bondi rewrites ballot summary of controversial ‘Religious Freedom’ amendment

By | 12.21.11 | 8:08 am

Yesterday, state Attorney General Pam Bondi rewrote the ballot summary for an amendment for Florida’s 2012 ballot as ordered by a Leon County judge a week ago. The amendment, if passed, would allow the state to commit to unfettered funding of religious institutions.

Judge tosses ‘Religious Freedom’ amendment from 2012 ballot

By | 12.14.11 | 1:10 pm

Judge Terry Lewis today ruled that a proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution that would repeal a ban on taxpayer funding for religious institutions is deceptive and must be rewritten before it can appear on the state’s 2012 ballot.

Florida Education Association, teachers file lawsuit against state education overhaul

By | 09.14.11 | 2:43 pm

The Florida Eduaction Association filed a lawsuit in Tallahassee today, challenging the constitutinality of Senate Bill 736, approved by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott in March.

Gov. Rick Scott, signing the budget in The Villages on Thurs., May 26 (Pic via

Teachers union leads lawsuit challenging pension deductions

By | 06.20.11 | 12:03 pm

The Florida Education Association filed a lawsuit this morning challenging mandatory contributions to state employee pensions, in what is likely “the first of several” legal challenges the union will bring against laws passed this year.

State Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Pic via Facebook)

Amendment aids passage of union dues deduction ban

By | 04.15.11 | 3:47 pm

A Senate panel approved a revised version of a ban on automatic payroll deductions for labor unions after adopting an amendment that would narrow the restriction to money used for political purposes.

The old Florida capitol  (Pic via Wikimedia Commons)

Why Wisconsin-style union protests are unlikely to be repeated in Florida (Updated)

By | 03.07.11 | 2:45 pm

Last week, the Florida Chamber of Commerce started airing radio ads raising the specter of large-scale union protests in Florida.

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