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April 28, 2001
Lucy Morgan
Closing the door on public access
If we were looking for a symbol to best describe the 2001 Legislature, it would be a closed door.

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Bright futures winners to take advanced tests
TALLAHASSEE -- Legislative leaders have agreed to spend a little more money on public schools and force Bright Futures scholarship winners to take several tests to help them finish college faster -- and potentially save the state millions.

Senate approves nursing home bill
The compromise measure, which increases staffing and limits lawsuits, passes 33-5.

High court ruling buoys opponents of Earnhardt law
Open records advocates say the ruling bodes well for challenges to the recent closure of autopsy photos.

Former welfare recipients may receive help
The idea of supplementing the wages of former welfare recipients is considered unique in the United States.

Legislature 2001
Today is the 54th day of the 60-day session.

Around the state
Ex-Miami manager admits defrauding charity

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