In one if its final campaign pushes, the group spearheading a proposed constitutional amendment to boost land conservation received almost $343,000 from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, according to newly filed finance reports.
During the weeklong period, “Florida’s Water and Land Legacy, Inc.,” took in $250,000 from hedge-fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, II, chair of The Everglades Foundation.
Altogether, the report shows the group raised $3.93 million as of Oct. 3, while spending nearly $3.46 million.
A majority of the spending went towards the collection of petition signatures last year to get the constitutional referendum known as Amendment 1 on the November ballot.
If approved by voters, the measure would require the state to set aside a percentage of the state’s documentary-stamp tax revenues to acquire conservation lands and protect water sources. Documentary stamp taxes are collected with every real estate sale.