| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:43 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature could be cracking down on politicians who opt to run for office without ever moving into the cities, counties or even school districts they represent.
The Senate’s Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday passed...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s campaign – though not Crist himself – hit back hard Thursday against allegations that emanated this week from convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.
“There’s nothing even remotely credible...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts.
Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A lawmaker said Thursday that as many as 10 percent of his co-workers in the Florida Legislature probably don't live in the districts they represent.
Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is pushing a bill this year that would impose a...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff isn’t ready to say whether she’ll be a candidate this year to return to the state Senate.
After seven years in the Florida House, she was elected to a Broward-Palm Beach County Senate district in 2010...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:47 PM
On the day Florida’s new law banning texting while driving went into effect, a new effort began to toughen it.
State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, launched the push Tuesday to toughen the new law....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Former Broward Republican Chairman Richard DeNapoli is heading back to the East Coast to raise money for his campaign for a Sarasota County seat in the Florida House of Representatives.
But that’s not the high-profile, big-money event for...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Normally, Republicans rule the roost when it comes to collecting campaign-coin in the Capitol. But an Orlando Sentinel analysis of the campaign-finance data reveals that the Florida Democratic Party, candidates for statewide office,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Matthew Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale is the new Florida regional director for the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Working from the organization’s Boca Raton office, he’ll have the whole state as his territory. The RJC announced the hiring...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
A rematch could be coming, treating Broward and Palm Beach county voters to a replay of one of the most expensive, hard-fought and nasty campaigns of 2012.
It all depends on former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale. She's considering whether...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
It's a lightning rod for criticism and doesn't pay anything, but four people — and maybe more now in the wings — are seeking the chairmanship of the Broward Republican Party.
The second Republican leadership election in four months comes...