The 1968 revision of the Florida Constitution affected local government in ways that were both restrictive and empowering. We have seen the restriction on the power to levy taxes in Article VII, Section 9 but also, in that same article, an expansion in bonding power. Now, in this article, we see the major changes that brought home rule to local government in Florida. Taken together with implementing legislation, these have brought about a significant shift away from the legislature and toward local government discretion. To understand the impact of the 1968...
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