Amendment 4 will loom over all other statewide issues until voters cast their ballots in November.
|Economic Atmosphere, Then and Now|
|When Amendment 4 was filed in 2003, economic conditions were quite different.|
|17 million||18.3 million|
Value of Construction Starts
|Starts in Florida||$49.7 billion||$26.5 billion|
|Source: McGraw-Hill Construction|
Five other amendment proposals will be on the November ballot:
- One is a tax credit for deployed military.
- One does away with public campaign financing for statewide office seekers.
- One limits how fast assessed values on non-homestead property can increase and gives a homestead break to first-time home buyers.
- Two try to end political party- or incumbent-driven gerrymandering in drawing legislative and congressional districts (see the article "Party Lines").