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  • Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation

    Lawmakers want to require high-school 'money' course for graduation
    TALLAHASSEE -- It may not be enough to know economics or physics anymore. Lawmakers want to make it mandatory for high-schoolers to take a financial literacy course teaching them how to manage money and protect their credit scores. Sen. Dorothy Hukill,...
  • Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers

    Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers
    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...
  • Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts

    Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts
    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...
  • Gambling action back in play

    Gambling action back in play
    Florida's dalliance with Las Vegas-style casinos is back on, with a state leader saying he'll propose a bill next week. Garrett Richter, chairman of the Senate Committee on Gaming, said Monday that he favors destination resorts in Broward and Miami-Dade...
  • Palm Beach slots added to gambling bill

    Palm Beach slots added to gambling bill
    Palm Beach County inched closer toward becoming slot-friendly on Monday. Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, told fellow members of the Senate Committee on Gaming that she is amending a sweeping bill that would add two casino resorts to South Florida. She...
  • Ellyn Bogdanoff won't tip hand about election plans

    Ellyn Bogdanoff won't tip hand about election plans
    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...
  • Palm Beach County considers joining casino gambling push

    Palm Beach County considers joining casino gambling push
    Palm Beach County may join other South Florida counties angling to change state law to allow Las Vegas-style casino resorts. Florida lawmakers this year are expected to reconsider the debate over allowing casino resorts to spread to South Florida....
  • Call for tougher texting while driving ban gets bipartisan push

    Call for tougher texting while driving ban gets bipartisan push
    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....
  • Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident

    Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident
    Visitors and residents love the quiet and the spectacular view that comes from parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean off the Broward and Palm Beach county coasts. But the experience can also turn deadly. "I thought the worst thing that could happen is you...
  • No hope for half-gallon growlers

    No hope for half-gallon growlers
    Florida's legislature debated the terms of a proposed bill that would allow the sale of 64-ounce growlers, among other provisions for beer business, for months. The bill died when the legislative session ended May 3. Rep. Katie Edwards of Plantation...
  • Lawmakers renew push for parasailing regulation

    Lawmakers renew push for parasailing regulation
    Two Broward state legislators are citing last week’s parasailing accident in Panama City Beach as evidence to renew their push for new government regulation of the industry. State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Boca Raton Democrat who represents part of...