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  • Bill would raise stakes on texting while driving

    Bill would raise stakes on texting while driving
    Get your hands on the wheel and put down the cell, because the first bill filed for the next legislative session would allow police to pull over drivers for texting while driving. Currently, police can only ticket motorists if they are pulled over for a...
  • State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law

    State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law
    Maria Sachs is a quintessential politician. The state senator rarely makes a public appearance without wearing a Hillary Clinton-style power suit, with maybe a piece of nautical flair – say, a starfish brooch – to remind voters that, yes,...
  • More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed

    More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Palm Beach County. In five of the nine districts that represent the county, the incumbents were unopposed. Four will see Democrats re-elected, and in...
  • Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed

    Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Broward County. In five of the 14 districts that represent the county, Democratic legislators are returning to office unopposed. In a sixth, District...
  • Democrats heap praise on Nan Rich at Democratic unity gathering

    Democrats heap praise on Nan Rich at Democratic unity gathering
        Nan Rich, defeated this week in the Democratic primary for governor, got lots of praise Thursday from the man who defeated her, Charlie Crist, as well as the Democratic Party leaders she fumed against for more than a year for helping Crist win the...
  • Democrats plan Labor Day picnic

    Democrats plan Labor Day picnic
    More than a dozen Broward Democratic Clubs are joining together for a Labor Day picnic. The clubs are providing hamburgers and hot dogs, and people are asked to bring a dish to share and drinks. They’re also supposed to bring their own chairs...
  • Ellyn Bogdanoff brings in impressive haul of campaign cash

    Ellyn Bogdanoff brings in impressive haul of campaign cash
    She entered the race late, but former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff is demonstrating her past prowess as a fundraising juggernaut. During the two-week period from July 5 through July 18, Bogdanoff raised an eye-popping $85,520. The latest figure, which...
  • Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff

    Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff
    Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, has long been known for her tenacious style. A softer side of Bogdanoff was on display in a recent rundown of her rematch against Democratic state Sen. Maria Sachs. They’re set for do-over of...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Is negativity best way to decide an election?

    Is negativity best way  to decide an election?
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about rampant voter apathy in Florida. Now, I'm beginning to understand why so many people are so indifferent here. With early voting nearly complete, and Election Day itself imminent, it's impossible to turn on the TV without...
  • South Floridians go to the polls; some glitches reported

    South Floridians go to the polls; some glitches reported
    Voters across South Florida began casting their ballots as soon as the polls across the region opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, stopping on their way to work, to school or just arising early to perform a civic duty. After the number of voters arriving at...