State Senate

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.
State Senate Trying To Entice More Private Flood Insurance BusinessThe 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.
Texting While Driving Ban In TroubleA proposed statewide ban on texting while driving may have been run off the road in the state legislature.
Florida House Targets Employees In New BillThe 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.
Sun Life Stadium Plan Passes Another Sen. CommitteeThe 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.
GOP Legislature Kills Medicaid ExpansionThe 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.
Legislators Working On Senate Redistricting RevisionsLegislative 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.
Senate Clears Bill To Fast-Track Mortgage Foreclosure ProcessDespite 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 Democrat Considering Challenging ScottFlorida 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 CallIt’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.
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