|Published:||Aug 18, 2010 3:47 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 18, 2010 12:47 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments in challenges to three proposed state constitutional amendments.
In each case Wednesday the state is appealing judges' decisions to remove from the Nov. 2 ballot an amendment proposed by the Legislature. The judges ruled ballot their summaries were inaccurate or misleading.
Amendment 3 would provide property tax breaks for first-time home buyers and lower a cap on assessment increases for businesses.
Amendment 7 would override anti-gerrymandering provisions in two citizen initiatives on legislative and congressional redistricting also slated for the November ballot.
Amendment 9 would prohibit government health care plans from requiring people to have insurance.
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