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Republicans Scrap in Florida

June 28, 2005 - Gov. Jeb Bush has vetoed three bills designed to check the governor's power to hand out multi-million-dollar contracts for state government work. The bills were passed nearly unanimously in the Republican-dominated legislature, raising the possibility that the legislature could vote to override Bush's veto.

Big Sugar and the Fight Over CAFTA

May 16, 2005 - As the Washington Post reported last Friday, President Bush is struggling to rescue the "floundering" Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and could be in for a "rare defeat" in Congress on the pact.

Punishment Is Forever

April 7, 2005 - The St. Petersburg Times reports on how the Hillsborough County (Florida) commission has voted to ban three-time felons from an indigent health care program run by the county. The health plan has fallen into financial crisis, and the change was presented as a way to cut costs.