8 of 11 proposed Florida amendments defeated

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Measures that would have offered expansive property tax relief, repealed Florida's ban on public funding for religious organizations and set new limits on abortion rights are among eight proposed state constitutional amendments that have fallen short of the required 60 percent approval.

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Other high-profile proposals that would have capped the growth of state revenue and give the Legislature greater control over Florida's court system also missed the mark Tuesday.

So did another proposal that would have prohibited the state from requiring people to obtain health insurance.

Three amendments barely had the necessary 60 percent approval with 6 percent of the precincts yet to report. All of the amendments were placed on the ballot by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Amendment 1 - No Mandatory Health Coverage
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 3,558,516 - 49 percent
x-No, 3,773,977 - 51 percent

 

Amendment 2 - Veteran Tax Relief
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
x-Yes, 4,796,597 - 63 percent
No, 2,796,282 - 37 percent

 

Amendment 3 - State Revenue Limit
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 3,130,479 - 42 percent
x-No, 4,260,650 - 58 percent

 

Amendment 4 - Property Tax Limit
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 3,166,196 - 43 percent
x-No, 4,187,641 - 57 percent

 

Amendment 5 - State Courts
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 2,667,557 - 37 percent
x-No, 4,557,511 - 63 percent

 

Amendment 6 - Abortion Funds
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 3,437,588 - 45 percent
x-No, 4,211,850 - 55 percent

 

Amendment 8 - Religious School Funding Allows public funding
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 3,361,239 - 44 percent
x-No, 4,198,555 - 56 percent

 

Amendment 9 - Vet Spouse Tax Relief
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
x-Yes, 4,640,456 - 62 percent
No, 2,893,881 - 38 percent

 

Amendment 10 - Property Tax Exemption
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 3,353,993 - 45 percent
x-No, 4,029,209 - 55 percent

 

Amendment 11 - Senior Tax Relief
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
x-Yes, 4,606,233 - 61 percent
No, 2,928,104 - 39 percent

 

Amendment 12 - State Univ Student Rep Change Selection Method
6,089 of 6,089 precincts - 100 percent
Yes, 2,989,011 - 41 percent
x-No, 4,219,693 - 59 percent

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