| 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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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....
| 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....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:03 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...