|Published:||Aug 02, 2011 5:17 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 02, 2011 4:18 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Add tiny Yankeetown to the growing list of challengers suing over new state laws.
The north Florida town with a population of 502 sued Tuesday in Tallahassee.
The suit is aimed at a law that lifts most state controls over planning decisions.
It also bans local governments from holding referendums on planning changes. The Yankeetown charter requires such voter approval for certain planning amendments.
The suit alleges the law's title is misleading because it refers to "trust funds" but makes no mention of planning.
It also contends the statute unconstitutionally covers more than one subject.
A spokesman for the Department of Community Affairs declined comment because the agency has not yet received the suit.
Other laws being challenged include those dealing with public employee retirement, elections and prison privatization.
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