The Amendments 2008
Once again, Floridians are facing changes in the state's constitution. This Florida Matters Election Special offers citizens helpful analysis of amendment language and explains how voting "yes" or "no" may affect the political makeup of Florida. Also: Florida voters once again face a bevy of constitutional amendments on the ballot next month. The six proposals address everything from the definition of marriage and property tax exemptions to allowing local option taxes for community colleges. Each amendment has a 75-word summary printed on the ballot to help voters understand their choices. This week on Florida Matters - and in conjunction with a Florida Matters speical on WUSF TV/DT - we'll tackle the amendments and break them down so you can make an educated choice when you vote.
Millie Finkel was born on March 10, 1936 in Stamford, Connecticut. After high school Millie married her husband Gil, and together they traveled the world and lived a very contented life. In 1982 Millie was diagnosed with breast cancer, but always an optimistic woman she faced the disease head on. She spoke with StoryCorps facilitator Nelson Simon and shared memories of her battle with breast cancer and how her experience turned out to be a positive influence in her life.