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

June 7, 2002

Frankel withdraws as candidate for governor
Among Democrats, the three remaining candidates are Janet Reno, Bill McBride and Daryl Jones.

Rainy day fund shrinks
Gov. Jeb Bush cuts the state's emergency fund to $50-million. That's four to six times smaller than in previous years.

GOP defends district maps in testy hearing
With statistics flying, both parties spar over the state's newly redrawn voting districts.

Fla. police unit can now enforce immigration law
TALLAHASSEE -- Police officers in a state antiterrorism unit will have the power to enforce immigration law under a pilot program created with the federal government, the state said Thursday.


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