Published 10/11 by Martin Irby
Political behavior and outcomes have never been more unpredictable, but it was still head-snapping news to learn that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken a public stand against the ballot measure in Florida to phase out greyhound racing.
Published 10/15 by Carson Chambers
During the November election, Floridians will be able to vote on whether to end greyhound racing in the state. Critics and proponents of Amendment 13 showed up in Tampa Monday morning, trying to sway voters.
Published 10/8 by Tony Kless
This is the first time that Amendment 13 is on the Florida election ballot. But the Committee to Support Greyhounds is hoping it's the last time.
Published 10/8 by the Naples News Daily Editorial Board
"Times have changed dramatically. It’s way past time to end dog racing [...] A yes vote on Amendment 13 makes overwhelming sense."
Published 10/5 by the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
[T]he potent lobby for breeders and handlers persistently blocks the Legislature from outlawing this brutal “sport,” in which dogs are often injured and die and are tightly caged when not racing. Amendment 13 deserves to be ratified.
Published 10/5 by Gail Levy
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - November elections are around the corner, and that means it's time for Floridians to vote on some amendments.
In Pier Park Friday evening the crew working on Amendment 13 was pushing to get votes to end to greyhound racing.
They said that 8,000 greyhounds endure a life in confinement at Florida tracks, and can be kept in cages for up to 20 hours a day.
Published 10/5 by Jim Little
In this age of political polarization, it seems one issue can still bring a conservative Republican like Pensacola's Mike Hill and a liberal Democrat like Orlando's Carlos Guillermo Smith together: a ban on live greyhound racing in Florida.
Published 10/7 by the Miami Herald Editorial Board
So why are there so many amendments on the ballot this November? Here’s the explanation:
Once every 20 years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-member Constitution Revision Commission. Its task is to propose changes to the document for voters to consider.
Published 9/30 by Jean Wingo
Of all the Constitutional amendments, there is one that merits the support of all sides of the aisle.
For years the gambling interests have managed to continue making money from a dying industry by refusing to separate the cruel practice of greyhound racing from casinos in Florida
Published 9/12 by Tony Glover
I am not an animal rights activist, per se. To my daughter’s great disappointment, we do not even have a dog. I was just another Tallahassee lawyer when I accepted the job running the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, which regulates greyhound racing and gambling in Florida. Despite my lack of preconceptions on day one, it quickly became clear to me that the dog racing industry has a major problem.