There will be a ballot vote to amend the Florida state constitution to allow churches to use public funding. It requires a 60% yes vote in order to pass, which may be unlikely. More here. However, I am curious as to why this seems to be a good idea.. Regardless of what you may think about church/religion, with churches already receiving a tax exemption why should they be allowed to receive funding directly from the government? If conservatives/republicans are so upset about the number of handouts and the federal/state expenses incurred of supporting any group (religious or not) then why push to add another large group of individuals to the ranks? Florida has no individual state income tax and many fiscal short comings, for instance I cannot get my road paved (hasn't been since the city was incorporated), not a single soul in my district wants to pay more taxes even though it shows to raise home values. But, they are showing support to add more expenses to the tax rolls? I thought "handouts" were bad thing?