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Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., served as Florida's 41st governor from January 8, 1991 until his death on December 12, 1998. Throughout his political career, Chiles promoted the health, safety, education and families of the state's children. This dedication to children and families led to some of his greatest accomplishments as governor. Under his leadership, the state scored a landmark victory against the tobacco industry; set up a pilot program to reduce the use of tobacco products by minors; implemented the Florida Kidcare Act, passed by the 1998 Legislature, which expanded the Healthy Kids program statewide and provided health care coverage to nearly 256,000 Florida children; bolstered prenatal and infant care services; enhanced child care services; and strengthened the state's efforts to preserve families and protect children from abuse and neglect. Chiles also established public/private partnerships to boost economic development and tourism in Florida.
This series consists of legislative budget requests and amendments, workpapers, and documentation used in analytical recommendations, records relating to major issues facing the governor, and incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda. Notable Individuals appearing in the records include the governor's wife Rhea Chiles and President Bill Clinton. Major subjects or issues documented include abortion, affirmative action, African Americans, AIDS/HIV, military base closures, casinos, children's issues, health care reform, crime, Cuba, the death penalty, death row, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (as well as other state offices), disaster assistance and preparation, domestic abuse, drugs, education, emergency management, the Florida Democratic Party, immigration, juvenile justice, minority purchasing/hiring, prisons, Safe Schools, Safe Streets, Seminole Indians, Red Ribbon Panel on Aids: 1992-1993, tobacco industry, tourism, violence in Florida schools, school vouchers, and tax reform.
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