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Floridians for Solar Choice sues PCI Consulting in signature petition battle

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(UPDATED) Less than a week after acknowledging that a dispute with their signature-gathering vendor would severely imperil their chances of getting on the 2016 ballot, Floridians for Solar Choice (FSC) has sued PCI Consulting in federal court claiming breach of contract. The group — formed to advance a constitutional amendment to expand solar power rights for consumers and businesses in Florida — filed the suit Dec. 23 in the U.S. Southern District of Florida. It came six days after FloridaPolitics.com reported that PCI…

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Solar-power amendment now looking at 2018 ballot initiative

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The group behind one of two competing solar-power constitutional amendments is throwing in the towel on 2016 and “exploring options for a 2018 campaign,” according to a spokeswoman. As FloridaPolitics.com reported Thursday, a payment dispute with a signature-gathering firm made it unlikely that Floridians for Solar Choice would garner enough signatures to get on the ballot next year. The deadline to submit the requisite 683,149 signatures is Feb. 1. “All petitions gathered in Florida are valid for a full 24 months from the date of signing,…

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Dispute with signature gathering firm all but dooms solar power amendment from getting on 2016 ballot

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The group behind one of two competing solar-power constitutional amendments is throwing in the towel on 2016 and “exploring options for a 2018 campaign,” according to a spokeswoman. As FloridaPolitics.com reported Thursday, a payment dispute with a signature-gathering firm made it unlikely that Floridians for Solar Choice would garner enough signatures to get on the ballot next year. The deadline to submit the requisite 683,149 signatures is Feb. 1. “All petitions gathered in Florida are valid for a full 24 months from the date of signing,…

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