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

May 7, 2000

Session's true victor unknown till November
Both parties agree the election will be a referendum on Gov. Jeb Bush and the GOP-led Legislature.

Latvala led foes of the anti-environment measures
Republican moderates are credited with defeating anti-environment bills near the end of the session.

Laws keep consumers in mind
A bill to require safety devices on new residential pools that keep children from drowning is one of several measures passed with consumers in mind.

Roar of reform talk ends in trickle of bills
The HMO industry prevailed; their doctors will decide services covered.

Legislature winners and losers
What passed; what failed

Measure would lower hurdle for students aiming for A's
If Bush signs the bill, students will need only a 90 average, not 94, to earn an A.

What's good for business was mostly what passed
Also, lawmakers killed several bills that business opposed, including one blocking suits against HMOs.


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