What’s at stake when it comes to changing the Florida Constitution?

    Constitution
    Excerpt from 1885 Florida Constitution. Photo edited and used with permission. Credit: State Archives of Florida.

    There are six proposed Constitutional Amendments on the ballot today. They are important to Floridians.

    If you haven’t read much about them, or you are still not decided about a particular Amendment, please take a look at a series of stories the Florida Phoenix wrote this fall. We explained the issues and what’s at stake when it comes to changing the Florida Constitution.

    Here are the six stories:

    Amendment 1:

    Amendment 1: $8.3 million and two words, for a “citizenship” issue that will likely confuse voters

    Amendment 2:

    Minimum wage or livable wage? Voters will decide about boosting FL’s minimum wage to $15 by 2026

    Amendment 3:

    Should all voters participate in the primaries regardless of political parties?

    Amendment 4:

    Dark money fuels effort to hinder FL citizens from changing Constitution — ‘It’s just the way it happened’

    Amendment 5 & Amendment 6:

    Homestead and veterans Amendments on smooth road toward approval

    Diane Rado
    Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.