Maria Sachs

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New Parasailing Safety Regulations Take Effect

New regulations meant to create safety in the parasailing industry took effect on Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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

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

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - MAY 24:  A couple is seen para-sailing during the first round of the Pure Silk-LPGA Bahamas Classic at the Ocean Club course on May 24, 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

04/16/2014

(Photo Credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

House Speaker: “Lights Are Out” On Gambling

House 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.

04/09/2014

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - MAY 24:  A couple is seen para-sailing during the first round of the Pure Silk-LPGA Bahamas Classic at the Ocean Club course on May 24, 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Parasailing Regulations Fly Through Senate

After 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.

04/03/2014

Parasail 625 (Source: www.ovationvacations.com)

Parasailing Regulations Bill Launched In Senate

An 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.

02/13/2014

Texting while driving

Bill Would Tighten State’s Texting While Driving Ban

A South Florida legislator wants to strengthen the state’s new texting while driving ban.

10/28/2013

(Source: CBS)

Texting While Driving Ban In Effect

Drivers 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.

10/01/2013

Parasailing

Parasail Safety Bill Clears Senate Panel

Less 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.

CBS4–04/03/2013

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