| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:41 AM
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,...
| 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....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:05 PM
"Where do you live?" For most people, it's a simple question.
But for some South Florida politicians it's more of a cat-and-mouse game, as they maintain multiple residences in order to (wink-wink) abide by state law that requires them to live in the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Quiz time. Which of the following groups is regulated by Florida law and has mandatory licensing and training requirements?
Tourists who flock to our beaches, and sometimes soar...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...