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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Out of office, but not gone, Bogdanoff says

    Out of office, but not gone, Bogdanoff says
     State Sens. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Maria Sachs, D-Boca Raton, engaged in a bitter fight over one Senate seat that included ads like the one above.  State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, leaves public office Tuesday after...
  • 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...
  • Senate passes Ford Motor Co. liability shield bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate has voted to shield automakers from some injury-lawsuit payouts in wrecks where a defective part may have caused an injury. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that auto-makers could be held solely at fault for...
  • No Nascar burials for die-hard race fans

     
    Die-hard race fans won’t be buried  at Daytona International Speedway or Homestead Miami Speedway any time soon, a Senate panel said Tuesday. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee, by a 7-4 vote, rejected a proposal to allow remains to be...
  • ‘Docs v. Glocks’ goes to Governor

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature passed a watered-down version of a bill that has pitted the gun industry against the medical community over whether doctors should be allowed to ask patients about their firearms. The measure (HB 155) cleared...
  • Boca Raton redistricting hearing packed; many angry at Legislature

     
    BOCA RATON ??? Dozens of South Floridians turned out Tuesday to blast the way the Florida Legislature is going about crafting new districts for the state House, state Senate, and Congress. ???It???s a disgrace,??? said Joyce Salomon of Coral Springs.........
  • Sen. Maria Sachs moves into leadership role

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray, is now part of the Senate Democrats' leadership team, Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich announced Wednesday. Sachs replaces former Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, as minority whip, joining Sen. Bill...