Justices OK Fla. redistricting amendments for 2010

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court says two
proposals designed to prevent political favoritism in redistricting
can go on the 2010 ballot if sponsors collect enough signatures.

The justices rejected arguments Thursday by the
Republican-controlled Legislature that titles of both measures are
misleading and violate a requirement limiting citizen initiatives
to a single subject.

One of the proposed state constitutional amendments would set
standards for Congressional redistricting and the redrawing of
legislative districts.

The high court also ordered state economists to revise a
financial statement saying the amendments will cost "millions of
dollars." The justices called that forecast "misleading."


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