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December 20, 2000

TaxWatch polishes image as government watchdog
To rebuild its image, the group votes to stop accepting government money in Florida to avoid any hint of conflict.

Democrats may lose agriculture post
A day after applying, Commissioner Bob Crawford is offered a job as the director of the Department of Citrus.

Offical begins effort to oust 'liberal' justices
The Palm Beach County Republican wants to raise $4.5-million for the next vote on state Supreme Court justices.

Around the state
Fake doctor dispensed prescriptions, police say

News organizations continue ballot review, Gore gains votes
Several Florida and national media outlets carry on with inspections in Broward County, while one newspaper finds Gore gains in ballots rejected by Lake County.

Business group urges civil service overhaul
The system makes it hard for managers to hire and keep good people or weed out bad ones, the Council of 100 says.

Repayment drives expected HUD head
TALLAHASSEE -- America gave Mel Martinez a home. As the next head of the nation's housing agency it will be his job to help others with that dream.

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