florida_supreme_court.jpgTALLAHASSEE (AP) _ The Florida Supreme Court has removed three proposed state constitutional amendments dealing with school taxes and vouchers from the Nov. 4 ballot.


The high court ruled Wednesday, shortly after oral arguments on the three measures. All were offered by Florida's Taxation and Budget Reform Commission.

Amendment 5 would have traded a huge property tax cut for other tax increases. The justices upheld a lower court's ruling that its title and ballot summary are misleading.

The high court also agreed the tax and budget reform commission exceeded its powers by offering Amendments 7 and 9. They would have allowed the state to expand voucher programs that let students attend private schools at taxpayer expense.