Citizens for a Just Government opposes Amendments 1 and 2; and supports Amendments 3 and 5 on the November 8 ballot.
CJG advocates adherence to original Constitutional principles and checks & balance-based government process to ensure a system that works for citizens instead of the other way around.
Florida’s Constitution is intended to set down basic governmental principles on which laws are based. Amendments 1 and 2 address issues that more appropriately fall under the purview of Florida’s Legislature.
Amendment 1 deals with power customers’ relative subsidization of grid costs, a matter of regulatory authority. Amendment 2 addresses the sale and distribution of a substance that is illegal under Federal law – a decriminalization issue that falls under Florida lawmakers’ purview.
CJG urges Florida lawmakers to carry out their elected responsibility to address all issues that impact their constituents in a thorough and timely manner.
CJG supports Amendments 3 and 5.
Amendment 3: Citizens for a Just Government opposes any taxing above and beyond the minimum needed to support the least amount of government necessary. CJG agrees with legislators that disabled first responders merit a property tax exemption if legislators so choose to enact one.
Amendment 5: Citizens for a Just Government opposes any taxing above and beyond the minimum needed to support the least amount of government necessary. CJG agrees that this measure is necessary to ensure that low income seniors don’t lose tax exemptions they already qualify for if their homes increase in assessed value.