Bogdanoff To Challenge Sachs For State Senate SeatFormer 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.
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.
Fla. Senator's Bill Would Prohibit Artificially Colored PetsIt may soon be illegal to dye your pup pink or your bunny blue.
Facing South Florida: Fl Senate District 34Senators Maria Sachs and Ellyn Bogdanoff face off for a spot in Tallahassee.
45 Year Ban On Dyeing Chicks, Bunnies Ends With Scott's OKAfter 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.
Senators Eye Changes New Redistricting Bill May BringWith 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.
Senate Committee To Vote On Revised Gambling BillA 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.
Gov. Scott Wants Insurance Issues FixedAs 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.
Eliott's Insight - Diplomat in Running For Mega Casino
Battle Lines Being Drawn Over Destination Resorts BillsThe battle lines are being drawn over the controversial Destination Resorts Act which would allow mega resort casinos at three locations in South Florida.
Destination Resort Sponsors Defend Casino BillLawmakers sponsoring the resort casino bill have seen a growing chorus of opposition to bill, and on Thursday they defended it to a roomful of reporters, saying it would better regulate gambling and provide jobs.
S. Fla. Lawmakers Gamble On Destination Resorts BillTwo South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.

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