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March 31, 2001
Lucy Morgan
Serving the public? Or private interests?
Sometimes politicians learn something from the mistakes of others. It's rare. Most of them just do the same stupid thing all over again and suffer the same embarrassment.

Top stories
State getting younger, census says
The growth could tax school systems and lawmakers trying to allocate funds.

GOP unswayed on House budget
Democratic pleas for funding increases fail in a plan that includes $355-million in tax cuts.

State makes it easier for some felons to vote
For out-of-state felons who relocate here, Florida simplifies the burden of proof on their restored rights.

Lawmakers frown on school's play
BOCA RATON -- Several state lawmakers threatened to cut money to Florida Atlantic University because its theater department is staging a play featuring a gay Christ character.

Florida airports: Virus entries?
Skimpy inspection teams at 3 Florida airports precede foot-mouth prevention efforts.

Around the state
Suit challenges autopsy photo law

2 top state officials opt for D.C.
TALLAHASSEE -- Two of Gov. Jeb Bush's top officials are leaving the Florida Bush administration for the one in Washington.

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