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December 18, 2001

Criticism pelts McKay tax reform plan
The Senate president wants to end many tax exemptions and lower the sales tax by constitutional amendment.

U.S. must reconsider black bear protection
A U.S. District Court judge in Washington has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was wrong to reject the Florida black bear from being added to its list of endangered species and ordered the agency last week to reconsider.

New state building code is put on hold
TALLAHASSEE -- The state's new building code has been delayed until March.

GOP, black lawmakers may reunite on maps
TALLAHASSEE -- Look for a renewed alliance between black legislators and Republicans this year as lawmakers begin redrawing the lines for legislative and congressional districts in Florida, says Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee.

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