Maria Sachs

Lawmakers Say Complaints Continue About Unemployment WebsiteFloridians continue to report problems with the state's 2-year-old unemployment benefits website, according to lawmakers.
State Senate Targets Texting Behind The WheelA Senate committee has narrowly approved two bills that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving.
New Parasailing Safety Regulations Take Effect New regulations meant to create safety in the parasailing industry took effect on Wednesday.
Bogdanoff Reels In Funding For Senate Comeback BidWith 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.
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.
Other Issues Anchored To Parasailing Bill In House A long-sought effort to regulate Florida's commercial parasailing industry has been weighed down in the House with tethered kite boarding and moored ballooning.
House Speaker: "Lights Are Out" On GamblingHouse Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate's first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.
Parasailing Regulations Fly Through SenateAfter drawing attention to parasailing accidents, which have not only caused injuries but deaths as well, the Florida Senate has approved a bill that would place regulations on parasailing companies.
Parasailing Regulations Bill Launched In SenateAn effort to impose minimum regulations on the parasailing industry, aided by video of a ghastly accident last summer that went viral on the Internet, is starting to get off the ground in the state Legislature.
Bill Would Tighten State's Texting While Driving BanA South Florida legislator wants to strengthen the state’s new texting while driving ban.
Texting While Driving Ban In EffectDrivers are going to have to be more patient before firing off a text or email while behind the wheel. A new law that went into effect on Tuesday makes it illegal to text while driving.
Parasail Safety Bill Clears Senate PanelLess than a year after a Connecticut woman fell 200 feet to her death when her harness broke while parasailing off Pompano Beach, a bill to ensure more safety for high-flying thrill seekers has cleared its first hurdle in the Senate.
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