Florida 2010 Amendment Voting recommendations
Amendment 1: Repeal of public campaign financing requirement.
Summary: Voters approved using public funds for campaigns in 1998, to hold down costs. In 2005, the Legislature more than tripled the spending limits. It turned out to be an incumbent protection measure.
Amendment 2: Property tax credit for deployed military personnel.
Summary: Cost about $13 million in property taxes across the state for 2009.
Amendment 4: Votes required for changes to land-use plans.
Sponsor: Florida Hometown Democracy.
Summary: Requires voter approval of development proposals that would change local growth plans.
Amendment 5-6: New state and federal redistricting standards.
Sponsor: Fair Districts Florida.
Summary: Changes how legislative and congressional districts are drawn to make sure they are compact, contiguous, and don’t favor one political party.
Amendment 8: Revising class-size limits.
Summary: The 2002 class-size amendment puts a limit on how many students can be in a class. The new amendment increases the cap and would base the limits on an average by grade.