Florida lawmakers approve bill that makes it harder for citizens to put their initiatives on the ballot

Ballot initiatives to watch

(WWSB) - This month Florida lawmakers approved a controversial bill that is expected to make it harder to put citizens’ initiatives on the ballot.

Here are a few initiatives to watch in the coming months as petition gathering, Supreme Court reviews and the effects of the new legislation play out:

  • Florida for a fair wage is proposing to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to 15-dollars an hour.
  • Florida decides healthcare is pursuing a proposal that would expand medicaid coverage to many low-income adults who are not currently eligible.
  • Proposal to legalize marijuana for personal use is getting close to the threshold for Supreme Court review.
  • Proposal to ban assault weapons is also trying to get on the 2020 ballot.

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