| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Florida's major power companies have become political powers. It's time to rein them in, and the Legislature can make a start in 2015.
Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:09 AM
TALLAHASSEE — The beer "growler" bill is back on tap for Florida lawmakers.
Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, introduced legislation Tuesday for the 2015 session that would end the state's prohibition on 64-ounce beer containers known as "growlers....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Maria Sachs has done it again.
In what has been the most closely watched Florida Senate race for two election cycles, state Sen. Sachs has defeated Ellyn Bogdanoff.
Two years ago, Sachs faced fellow state Sen. Bogdanoff in an election as the two...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Palm Beach County
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:26 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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,...