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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Palm Beach slots added to gambling bill

    Palm Beach slots added to gambling bill
    Palm Beach County inched closer toward becoming slot-friendly on Monday. Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, told fellow members of the Senate Committee on Gaming that she is amending a sweeping bill that would add two casino resorts to South Florida. She...
  • Gambling action back in play

    Gambling action back in play
    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...
  • Brevard lawmaker doesn't live in district, opponent contends

    Brevard lawmaker doesn't live in district, opponent contends
    Space Coast Rep. Tom Goodson is being accused by his Republican primary challenger of not living in the district he represents, a claim his campaign has labeled as "desperate political attacks." And as lawmakers have moved to tighten residency...
  • 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,...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Teacher lawsuit, the House health plan and water quality

    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...
  • Bogdanoff weighs whether to seek rematch with Sachs

    Bogdanoff weighs whether to seek rematch with Sachs
    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...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers renew push for parasailing regulation

    Lawmakers renew push for parasailing regulation
    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...
  • 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....