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Conservation amendment likely to pass

Florida Chamber of Commerce
Posted at 6:15 PM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 18:15:00-04

Tallahassee, FLA. (WTXL) Florida voters seem ready to pass a constitutional amendment that would require setting aside billions of dollars for land conservation and other environmental projects. According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, 78% percent of voters support the amendment.

The proposal is called the "Water and Land Conservation" amendment. it would earmark 33% of the state's documentary stamp tax revenues and divert the funds to buy conservation lands, protect areas vital to water supply and restore natural systems that have been degraded. The proposal appears likely to get the required 60% approval from voters, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, 78% of voters support the amendment.