Voters Can Revoke Petition Signatures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A new law that lets voters revoke their
signatures on petitions for citizen initiatives has survived an initial court challenge, but opponents say they will appeal.

The law is one of several measures enacted in recent years to make passing initiatives more difficult. It is aimed largely at the Florida Hometown Democracy proposal, which would require voter approval for comprehensive plan changes. They can determine where new roads, homes, businesses and other development can take place.

Development and other business interests pushed for the law's
passage. They contend Hometown Democracy will stop growth and ruin the state's economy.

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