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  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • ‘Progressives’ group was funded by the $5 million man, Pat Bainter

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gainesville political consultant Pat Bainter was apparently the financier behind a slew of attack mailers launched against Democrats under the misleading committee name “Progressives.” We say misleading, because Bainter's...
  • Lawmakers get insurance grades

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Policyholders of Florida, an insurance consumer advocacy group, has graded the state's lawmakers based on how often they supported property owners during the past year. In the Florida Senate, seven lawmakers — Mike Fasano, R- New...
  • Legislators call for all gun purchases to require a background check

     
    TALLAHASSEE–Two Democratic legislators want to crack down on gun purchases online and at gun shows with bills that would require all gun buyers to have a background check. Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, said HB 1343 is not an attempt to eliminate...
  • Tuesday Morning: Health care vote, immigration and water

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading today. * The Sun-Sentinel covers yesterday's hearing on the House health plan. * The Orlando Sentinel reports that teachers are planning a lawsuit over a state evaluation...
  • Democratic Senate candidates attacked by a group with a liberal name but Republican links

     
    A Republican-linked group operating under a liberal-sounding name is targeting Democratic candidates in competitive state Senate races around Florida. The group, known only as “Progressives,” has paid for mail pieces attacking three Democratic...