Revised Fla. Religion Amendment not Challenged

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of a proposal that would repeal Florida’s ban on public funding of religious organizations aren’t challenging a revised ballot summary.

Attorney General Pam Bondi rewrote the summary after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis of Tallahassee ruled the Legislature’s original version was misleading.

A lawyer for education groups and clergy members said on Tuesday that it would be non-productive to challenge Bondi’s fix.

Attorney Ron Meyer said that’s because Bondi’s rewrite is identical to one the judge had suggested.

Meyer said his clients, though, haven’t yet decided whether to appeal another decision by Lewis. It upheld a new law that lets the attorney general rewrite flawed ballot summaries.

Proposed constitutional Amendment 7 would lift a potential obstacle to vouchers that let students attend private schools at public expense.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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