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  • Meet the Candidates Forum to be broadcast

    A video of the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations' Meet the Candidates Forum will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 on Comcast channel 20 and U-verse channel 99. The video will re-air at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; noon Sunday, Oct. 12...
  • Candidates to meet and greet Boca residents Tuesday

    Candidates to meet and greet Boca residents Tuesday
    A candidate for Congress, two candidates for state Senate and two candidates for the state House are expected at Tuesday's meeting of the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations. The public is invited to meet the candidates at 8:30 a.m....
  • Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff disagrees with her party on two high-profile issues

    Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff disagrees with her party on two high-profile issues
    Attempting to return to the Florida Senate, in a moderate, swing district where Democrats have an edge, Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff is departing from party orthodoxy on same-sex marriage and climate change. “I can respectfully disagree with some of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott

    Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would prohibit now-legal abortions prior to the third trimester is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The Senate, on a party-line vote of 24-15, passed the bill Friday morning. It would redefine viability and also would eliminate...
  • Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate

    Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate
    Epileptic children who suffer from debilitating seizures would be able to legally turn to a non-smokable, low-THC variety of medical marijuana for relief under a measure given final approval by state senators Monday. Named after a Colorado child, the...
  • The Politics of Beer

    The Politics of Beer
    TALLAHASSEE – For his Blondes, Reds, or Brown Ales to make it to a pub near you, John Cheek has to pay a middle man to tap into Florida’s growing thirst for craft beer. The founder of Orlando Brewing Co. pays a distributor to pick up his...
  • Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers

    Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts. Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
  • Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts

    Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts
    TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature could be cracking down on politicians who opt to run for office without ever moving into the cities, counties or even school districts they represent. The Senate’s Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday passed...
  • 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...