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April 25, 2001
Reserve protects undersea treasure
[National Park Service]
With a Cabinet vote, Florida creates the biggest no-fishing zone in the nation in the Dry Tortugas.
House okays demise of chad
The bills would end punch card voting, require uniform ballots and help counties buy voting machines.

Parents win halt of accused criminals' transfer
The state backs off its plan to send accused criminals to a home for the mentally retarded.

Court upholds gambling fine
A company that operated a Seminole Tribe casino faces $3.4-million in fines. A U.S. Supreme Court appeal is possible.

Immigration deadline brings rush of cases
MIAMI -- It's the biggest immigration rush in years.

Legislators agree to cut taxes a bit
The compromise also adds money -- not enough, Democrats say -- for social services.

Bill would ease rules on marinas
A Senate committee approves a bill exempting marinas from special state reviews of regional impact.

House committee dilutes nursing home reform bill
The changes leave the sponsor of the proposal unsure whether she will vote for the legislation.

Around the state
Trial approaches in teacher's death

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