Erik Fresen

(Source: CBS4)

New House Gambling Bill Emerges For Friday Hearing

In a key test for casino gambling in Florida, a House subcommittee Friday will take up a revised bill that would allow up to three destination resort casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

CBS4–02/02/2012

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 […]

CBS4–11/11/2011

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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.

CBS4–11/07/2011

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Destination Resort Sponsors Defend Casino Bill

Lawmakers 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.

CBS4–11/04/2011

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S. Fla. Lawmakers Gamble On Destination Resorts Bill

Two South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.

CBS4–10/26/2011

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S. Florida Lawmakers To File Casino Resorts Bill

Could casino resorts be just what Florida needs to boost the bottom line? Miami-Dade state Rep. Erik Fresen and state Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff are betting on it.

CBS4–10/24/2011

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I-Team: Lawmakers React To Charter School FCAT Failures

Of Florida’s 2,280 public elementary and middle schools, only 17 scored an “F” on the FCAT. Of the state’s 270 Charter elementary and middle schools, 15 flunked.

CBS4–07/06/2011

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Unemployment Overhaul Moving Through Florida House

The GOP-dominated state House committee has given approval to a rewrite of Florida’s unemployment compensation laws that will cut benefits to the jobless and make it harder to secure benefits.

CBS4–02/18/2011

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