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  • Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate

    Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate
    Florida's Senate District 34 race is a rematch that has taken on epic proportions that stretch far beyond its Broward-Palm Beach political boundaries. If district voters send a Republican to Tallahassee, the Senate could have a "supermajority" capable...
  • For Palm Beach County Commission: Abrams, McKinlay

    For Palm Beach County Commission: Abrams, McKinlay
    Palm Beach County CommissionDistrict 4 Andrew O'Brien can make a case that he should replace Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, but he can't make a persuasive case. Abrams, a lawyer, has served since 2009, when then-Gov. Charlie Crist...
  • Ellyn Bogdanoff talks about rematch with Maria Sachs

    Ellyn Bogdanoff talks about rematch with Maria Sachs
    Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, is battling in perhaps the highest-profile legislative race of the year as she seeks to unseat Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach. The Senate District 34 campaign is a rematch of a 2012 race won by...
  • Maria Sachs talks about race with Ellyn Bogdandoff

    Maria Sachs talks about race with Ellyn Bogdandoff
    State Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, is locked in a bruising battle for re-election with former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale. The two served together in the Senate from 2010 to 2012. But in 2012, a new redistricting plan locked them...
  • Sachs-Bogdanoff race is key to GOP supermajority

    Sachs-Bogdanoff race is key to GOP supermajority
    There's the governor's race, and then there's the battle for state Senate district 34. The seat, which straddles the eastern portions of Broward and Palm Beach counties, is that important. If Ellyn Bogdanoff wins the rematch of her unsuccessful 2012...
  • Legislators call for crack down on utilities

    Legislators call for crack down on utilities
    In today's column I mentioned that Sen. Jack Latvala was expected to announce some proposed changes to the way Florida's electric utilities are regulated.  The Republican from Clearwater wants to bring more transparency to the way the state decides...
  • Lopsided fight: Utilities vs. customers

    Lopsided fight: Utilities vs. customers
    The other day I was on a playground with my kids. My 4-year-old got on the seesaw. Another child, maybe about 9, and 40 pounds heavier, got on the other side. Suddenly my son was way up in the air, his little sneakers dangling and helpless against the...
  • Here are the reasons to vote for Charlie Crist ... or Rick Scott

    Want to see an example of newspapers blatantly promoting a candidate? I'll give you two. In a creative approach to political reporting last weekend, the Tampa Bay Times released two wildly at-odds pieces promoting each of the two leading candidates...
  • Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill

    Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill
    A bill that would allow gunowers legally to pack a concealed firewarm without a permit during mandatory evacuations was halted after more than an hour of Senate debate Thursday. Senate sponsor Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, requested the bill’s...
  • State senators revive, advance immigrant-tuition bill

    State senators revive, advance immigrant-tuition bill
    A senator’s controversial, presumed-dead quest to secure in-state college tuition for students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally rose from the ashes Wednesday. Under the measure, undocumented students would be eligible to compete...
  • Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval

    Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval
    In a landmark move for undocumented students, state senators agreed to make discounted in-state college tuition rates available to them. “I really believe in what we’re doing here,” the bills sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater,...