Florida Senate

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Earlier this week Floridas Senate Rules Committee voted 9-4 for a bill that would heavily restrict the states craft breweries such as the Wynwood Brewing Company and is supported by the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, which has controlled beer distribution in the state for decades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Craft Brewers Wary Of Claims About Ending Ban On ‘Growlers’

An effort that would allow small craft brewers to pour beer into half-gallon containers may advance during the 2015 legislative session without becoming part of a package of other beverage issues.

12/12/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Republicans Look For Big Gains In State House, Senate

While Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist duke it out for the governor’s position, there is no question that the GOP will maintain large majorities in both the state’s House and Senate.

11/04/2014

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Colorful And Influential GOP Leader Slade Dies

Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.

10/20/2014

Fmr. Florida Senator Ellen Bogdanoff (Source: myfloridahouse.gov)

Bogdanoff Reels In Funding For Senate Comeback Bid

With backing from some major business lobbies, former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, collected $104,865 in contributions from Aug. 9 to last Thursday as she seeks to unseat Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach.

08/25/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Legislature Passes Redrawn Congressional Map

Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.

08/12/2014

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Senate Approves Revised District Map, House Vote Expected

Florida’s Senate approved a map revising the congressional districts around the state.

08/11/2014

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Committees Approve New Congressional Districts

Lawmakers are a step closer to complying with a court order to draw new congressional districts.

08/08/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

News Media Wants Access To Redistricting Records

News media organizations are asking Florida’s Supreme Court to make public the documents used in Florida’s redistricting trial.

07/21/2014

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Florida Legislator Among 33 Seeking Job On PSC

The competition is on for two spots in the Public Service Commission.

06/18/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

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.

06/12/2014

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