Sen. Maria Sachs

Dusty Rhodes attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on November 13, 2014 in New York City.

Senate Holds Moment Of Silence For ‘The American Dream’

The Florida Senate on Friday held a moment of silence for Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., a professional wrestler better known as Dusty Rhodes and “The American Dream.”

06/12/2015

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Key Legislative Races A Magnet For Money

In the battle of control between Democrats and Republicans, campaign cash has been coming in for legislative races in South Florida, Orlando and Tampa Bay.

10/27/2014

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Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing

outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.

04/08/2014

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Residency Rule Wins Easy Approval On First Day

Lawmakers easily approved a new rule Tuesday spelling out what qualifies members of the House and Senate to be legal residents of their districts — a constitutional requirement for holding office.

03/04/2014

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Democrats Seek To Close ‘Gun Show Loophole’

A couple of Democratic lawmakers are trying to close Florida’s so-called “gun show loophole” by filing a bill that would require background checks on all sales at gun shows.

CBS4–03/07/2013

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Lawmaker Seeks Tighter Restrictions On Parasailing Companies

Responding to the recent death of a tourist in a parasailing accident off Pompano Beach, Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray , said Monday she will file legislation to place safety and insurance requirements on the largely unregulated parasailing industry.

CBS4–09/11/2012

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Senate Panel: Allow Dog Tracks With No Dogs

A divided Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to let greyhound tracks keep their licenses without having to offer live racing, opening the door for them to become card rooms or other types of gambling venues.

CBS4–01/27/2012

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Senate Committee Approves Casino Resort Bill

Clearing the first legislative hurdle, a Senate committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow up to three resort casinos in Florida.

CBS4–01/09/2012