The political committee behind Amendment 1 on solar energy has scrubbed from its social media platforms nearly every reference to the James Madison Institute after revelations that the group’s policy director bragged in a leaked audio recording that the utility industry is using the amendment to deceive the public into thinking it is a pro-solar initiative.
Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
If there was any doubt that Amendment 1 is an anti-solar measure designed to appear as the opposite in order to deceive voters, a recording released this week makes it clear.
The Tale of One Confused Amendment 1 Voter: Can I Change It?
An 84-year-old voter from Aventura, called the Miami Herald Tallahassee bureau Friday with a question: “If I’ve already cast my vote by mail, can I change it?”
Amendment 1 ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’
The solar-power amendment on Florida’s ballot is a slick, oily fraud. Promoted as a way to expand solar energy and protect residents who want it, Amendment 1 would do just the opposite.
Florida Ballot Measure Could Halt Rooftop Solar, but Do Voters Know That?
Amendment 1 is written in pro-solar language, but it is backed by the state’s utilities and opponents say it will halt rooftop solar in the Sunshine State.
Group Opposed to “Deceptive” Solar Amendment Outraged by Leaked Tape
Solar amendment 1 is once again in the center of a controversy.
Vote No on Amendment 1: Reject Florida Utilities’ Shameful Solar Campaign
Utilities should be ashamed of misleading consumers in their solar campaign.
Trigaux: Florida Utilities’ Efforts to Mislead Voters on Amendment 1 Solar Issue Are Shameful
In a political world plumbing new depths of bad behavior and obscene lies, somebody’s giving Trump and Clinton a run as lowest of the low.
Florida Think Tank Says it “Misspoke” About Secret Solar Ballot Strategy
The head of the think tank that provided research for a utility-backed solar amendment on the November ballot said his policy director “misspoke” when he characterized the effort as a strategy to deceive voters into thinking that the plan was a pro-solar amendment.
Surprise, Surprise! Leaked Recording Reveals Role of Utilities in Solar Sabotage
Leaked recording reveals role of utilities in a political campaign to deceive voters in the state of Florida into supporting an anti-solar constitutional amendment.