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Review the Times' day-by-day coverage of the 2002 Florida Legislature

May 24, 2002

McBride lays out his education plan
The Democrat wants an extra $1-billion for public schools. Some of it would come from cigarette taxes.

Orange County polls criticized
The county is the third in Florida to be notified of problems involving the federal Voting Rights Act.

Census illustrates disparities
Florida residents are wealthier and better educated compared to a decade ago, but the state's poverty level has remained virtually unchanged.

University overhaul closer to Nov. vote
The Florida Supreme Court approves wording for a ballot challenge to Gov. Jeb Bush's "seamless" education approach.

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