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October 3, 2001

Memo to schools: Watch bottom line
The state school board group urges putting new hiring, contract talks and programs on hold.

Governor puts a soft spin on $1-billion budget cuts
Bush terms it slowing budget growth, but critics say it's going to hurt no matter what it's called.

Secretary of State Harris to run for U.S. House
After the Sept. 11 attacks, she says, "I can certainly fight for our country in this capacity." That garners criticism.

Florida lawmakers lobbied on farm bill
WASHINGTON -- In years past, Florida lawmakers cast votes on the farm bill knowing that their decisions would yield the state little but cost it less. This year, however, they are paying attention to one vote in particular that could bring their farmers an additional $500-million in conservation benefits -- but at a possible political consequence.

Changing standard tests students
Juniors retaking the state's required graduation exam know if they fail this attempt, the passing grade rises for their next try.


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