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legislature 2000 Follow the Times’ ongoing coverage of this year's session

April 29, 2000

Discounts on drugs for seniors near reality
The plan would cost an estimated $30-million annually and help about 30,000 senior citizens pay for medicines if it wins final approval.

Miami's civic landscape roiling
The day before a huge demonstration over Elian Gonzalez, the mayor fires one official and the police chief resigns.

GOP senator blocks bill requiring gun trigger locks
TALLAHASSEE -- For the third consecutive year, a measure to require trigger locks on guns kept in homes with children has died without a hearing in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Top regent: UF may get new chief in May
Further, Chancellor Adam Herbert works on a new strategy for continuing the search "in a timely fashion."

Wily dam-saving bid tripped up in House
Environmentalists howl at a crafty attempt to rescue the Rodman.

Baseball facilities bill wins preliminary Senate backing
TALLAHASSEE -- "We all have one bill every year that's closest to our heart and this is mine," Palm Harbor Republican Sen. Jack Latvala said Friday as the Senate gave preliminary approval to his plan to provide up to $15-million to help local governments renovate or replace aging minor league baseball facilities over the next 30 years. The money would have to be matched by local governments that own the facilities.

Flier pokes Democrats in sore spot
A Democrat calls the Republicans' handout an intimidation tactic. "They have gone over the edge."

Lawmakers, lobbyists battle over pensions
At issue are privatizing the state retirement system and using a surplus to boost teachers' pay.

House advances new building code
The House gave preliminary approval to a building code that would require all new coastal homes to have hurricane shutters, impact-resistant glass or other protections.


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