State Senate

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.


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State Senate Trying To Entice More Private Flood Insurance Business

The Florida Senate will try to entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the Sunshine State to homes that are vulnerable to storm surge.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

texting teen

Texting While Driving Ban In Trouble

A proposed statewide ban on texting while driving may have been run off the road in the state legislature.

CBS Miami–04/30/2013

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Florida House Targets Employees In New Bill

The Republican-led Florida House of Representatives has a message for workers hoping for higher pay and sick-time, don’t expect it in the Sunshine State. The House passed HB 655 Thursday that preempts local governments from enacting living wage laws and sick time ordinances.

CBS Miami–04/04/2013

An artist rendering of proposed changes to Sun Life Stadium (Source: Miami Dolphins)

Sun Life Stadium Plan Passes Another Sen. Committee

The plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium came one step closer to a full vote in the state senate when the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill.

CBS Miami–03/14/2013


GOP Legislature Kills Medicaid Expansion

The Florida Legislature has essentially killed a plan from Governor Rick Scott to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 1 million of Florida’s poorest residents as part of the Affordable Care Act.

CBS Miami–03/11/2013

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Legislators Working On Senate Redistricting Revisions

Legislative aides are trying to draft a revision for the Florida Senate’s redistricting map after the previous map was thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court.


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Senate Clears Bill To Fast-Track Mortgage Foreclosure Process

Despite angry jeers from homeowners facing or in foreclosure, a Senate panel cleared a bill Monday that aims to speed up the state’s mortgage foreclosure process.


Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich

Senate Democrat Considering Challenging Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott isn’t even through his first year in office, but an opposition candidate for the 2014 race may be getting closer to challenging Scott.



Two State Races Too Close To Call

It’s Election Day for several candidates vying for state offices, and the results were too close to call hours after the polls closed Tuesday night.