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Bogdanoff To Challenge Sachs For State Senate Seat

Former Republican Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff has decided to seek a rematch against Sen. Maria Sachs, the Democrat who beat her in a bitter 2012 campaign in South Florida.


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Few Tweaks Remain Before House Rolls Out Early Learning Bill

The House Education Committee is ready to roll out a bill that would upgrade the health, safety and teaching standards of Florida’s early learning programs.


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Fla. Senator’s Bill Would Prohibit Artificially Colored Pets

It may soon be illegal to dye your pup pink or your bunny blue.


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Facing South Florida: Fl Senate District 34

Senators Maria Sachs and Ellyn Bogdanoff face off for a spot in Tallahassee.


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45 Year Ban On Dyeing Chicks, Bunnies Ends With Scott’s OK

After 45 years, Florida residents once again have the legal right to dye bunnies and chickens bright neon colors to give children for Easter gifts, despite the fact the law change has been decried by animal rights advocates statewide.


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Senators Eye Changes New Redistricting Bill May Bring

With the new Senate maps expected to easily pass the House next week, before the March 30th end of the special session, lawmakers in the upper chamber and potential candidates for those seats are beginning to evaluate their electoral futures. A number of South Florida Senators could be affected.


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Senate Committee To Vote On Revised Gambling Bill

A Senate committee Monday will consider a sweeping proposal that would allow three mega-casinos in Florida, offer the possibility of additional gambling at pari-mutuel facilities and try to rein in Internet cafes.


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Gov. Scott Wants Insurance Issues Fixed

As 2011 draws to a close, Gov. Rick Scott wants lawmakers to address a pair of issues that are costing Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars each year.


State Representative Erik Fresen and State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff discuss proposed gaming legislation

Eliott’s Insight – Diplomat in Running For Mega Casino

Add one more name to the list of possible locations for a Las Vegas-style destination casino in South Florida:  the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. Republican State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, whose district includes parts of Broward […]


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Battle Lines Being Drawn Over Destination Resorts Bills

The battle lines are being drawn over the controversial Destination Resorts Act which would allow mega resort casinos at three locations in South Florida.