Ballot Battle Goes to Supreme Court; Second Debate Slated
EVENING BRIEFS: BALLOT BATTLE GOES TO SUPREME COURT; SECOND DEBATE SLATED
September 11, 2018NSF Staff
FIGHT OVER BALLOT MEASURES GOES TO SUPREME COURT

After a Leon County circuit judge ruled last week that three proposed constitutional amendments should be blocked from the November ballot, the legal dispute has moved quickly to the Florida Supreme Court. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesday sent the case to the Supreme Court, bypassing the usual steps in the appellate process. With ballots starting to go out to voters this month, the appeals court said that “the issues pending in this case are of great public importance requiring immediate resolution by the Supreme Court of Florida.”...

NELSON, SCOTT AGREE TO SECOND TELEVISED DEBATE

A second debate has been set in Florida’s nationally watched U.S. Senate contest, as Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott have agreed to an Oct. 16 debate hosted by CNN. The cable network’s Wolf Blitzer is expected to moderate the event. The candidates quickly attacked each other as a prelude to the debate...

TAX AMENDMENT BACKERS MAKE BIG AD BUY

A political committee backing a proposed ballot measure about limiting property taxes spent $4 million last week on advertising, a new finance report shows. The committee known as Amendment 2 is for Everybody paid the money Sept. 4 to the New York-based firm McLaughlin & Associates...