TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans have succeeded in making it more difficult for voters to change the state constitution.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday that limits contributions by groups promoting ballot initiatives.
Political committees seeking to change the constitution are now limited to $3,000 individual contributions until their proposal is approved for the ballot.
Republicans argue that the new law is needed to keep out-of-state special interest money from influencing the state constitution, while Democrats call it a blatant attempt by the GOP to squash voters’ rights to implement policy Republicans refuse to consider.