Florida Amendment 3 decides if voters have say in gambling

Florida Amendment 3 decides if voters have say in gambling


they’re covering the midterms in elections wada 18 the formal election arrives in 25 days now a dozen amendments will appear on ballots statewide and they’ve been lawsuits about how confusing amendments can appear a controversial amendment that will be on the ballot is amendment three one side says it takes power away from the politicians the other side says it takes power away from you lots of ads and lots of money being thrown at amendment three in Florida here’s a sample of the YES on three campaign created by voters in charge but just read amendment three for yourself it doesn’t hurt education it’s not even about education it’s about giving voters control of gambling advocates say the amendment puts Florida voters back in charge of casino gambling decisions not Tallahassee politicians and gambling lobbyists well that’s not what Jaime Shelton believes he’s against amendment three and he runs best about Jacksonville the local gaming business in Northeast Florida with two locations this is more more toward me and what I do here in Northeast Florida it creates a monopoly for the Seminole Tribe in South Florida using your Constitution as a vehicle to create that amendment three is very important and puts voters in charge of any gambling expansion that we would have in Florida supporters say gambling isn’t like most issues that can be dealt with at the local level a former member of jacksonville city council says state lawmakers don’t need to deal with gambling issues every year when they could be working on more critical things if it’s taking up a lot of time each legislative session whenever we have these proposals put in front of us and really especially now we need to be focused more on the important issues like funding greater school safety measures and mental health programs and Public Safety in general instead of wondering what we’re going to see you know related to gambling expansion each year and I don’t think anything is more important than a voter living in a community in a county who expresses themselves and to have some special interest group come in through the back door and create something through the Constitution that takes away their right to be heard and recognized best bet at Jacksonville saying amendment three threatens about 200 jobs if it passes Jamie Shelton you were just hearing from also says about 250 million dollars in tax revenues that go toward education would be lost over the next ten years a state representative Yarborough says there’s no proof of that at this point since future budgets have not been constructed yet

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