Issues of Interest

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Keep Our Constitution Clean, a recently formed political committee, wants to raise the percentage for passage of a proposed constitutional amendment from 60 percent to sixty-six and two-thirds percent. The group filed the proposal with the Florida Division of Elections on March 14th.

TRAINS Virgin Trains (formerly known as Brightline) plans to construct a twenty-mile extension to Disney and the SunRail Meadow Wood station when it opens its Orlando International Airport station. The route will connect South Florida to Central Florida. Sir Richard Branson, the founder of venture capital Virgin Group, has been negotiating the project, which will take 30 to 36 months to complete.

DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS While the tragedy of the Dozier School for Boys will remain in our hearts and minds, the State reached a closing point with the recent reinternment of 40 of the unidentified victims in Tallahassee. The State has turned the school site over to Jackson County and fundraising efforts continue for a Capitol memorial.