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  • Mitch Ceasar re-elected Broward Democratic chairman

    Mitch Ceasar re-elected Broward Democratic chairman
    Mitch Ceasar was re-elected chairman of the Broward Democratic Party on Sunday afternoon. He survived a tough challenge, winning 340 votes to 242 votes for Cynthia Busch. She was later elected first vice chairwoman of the party. But the biggest news...
  • 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....
  • Dozens of Broward politicians lend support to state gay rights group

    Dozens of Broward politicians lend support to state gay rights group
    Equality Florida, the statewide gay rights group, has its big Broward fundraiser this weekend, and dozens of local elected officials are lending their names to the effort.  They’re mostly Democrats, with a smattering of Republicans. The list is...
  • Palm Beach County state lawmakers call for elections changes, help for Glades

    Changes to Florida’s much-maligned voting laws and help for struggling Glades communities are among the priorities that Palm Beach County state lawmakers say they plan to push for during the spring legislative session. Palm Beach County...
  • 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...
  • The most important legislative races in Florida

     
    With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...
  • Political consultants, secret donors, and the joke that is Florida campaign-finance law

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Cockroaches have a survival instinct to scurry from the light. And so do some of Florida’s highest-paid elections lawyers and consultants, who have done their darnedest this year to cover up the financing behind their advertising...
  • Across Florida, legislative candidates sidestep fundraising caps

     
    It may be the least effective law in Florida. For two decades, Florida has barred candidates for local or state office from accepting more than $500 from a single donor per election. And yet, more than ever this election cycle, candidates for the...
  • Senate Dems elect their leaders

     
    The Senate's Democratic Caucus — cheered by the fact that the election of Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, broke the Republicans' super-majority stranglehold on the chamber — rewarded Sachs by electing her as Democratic leader pro tempore. As...
  • ‘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...