Farmer Dominates Waldman To Keep Senate Seat State Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, was on the verge Tuesday night of a huge win over former Rep. Jim Waldman in a Democratic primary in Broward County’s Senate District 34.
Battle Over Experience Dominates Broward PrimarySteve Perman is talking trash. And now he wants Broward County voters to smell what he means. The Coral Springs chiropractor this week unwrapped an odiferous "scratch-and-sniff" mailer --- possibly the first of its kind in the Florida campaign world --- to smoke out Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in the Democratic primary battle for House District 96.
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.
Internet Cafe Ban Approved By Final CommitteeLegislation that would shutter Internet cafes and possibly senior arcades passed the Senate Rules Committee unanimously Tuesday, and the sponsor said he would push for a vote by the full Senate as soon as Thursday.
House Moves To Ban Internet Cafes In the wake of a scandal which prompted the resignation ofthe state’s lieutenant governor, the House is moving full steam ahead on a measure which would ban internet cafes and adult arcades.
State House Panel Approves Bill To Expand Early Voting DaysWhile a proposal to expand the number of early voting days and limit the length of a ballot passed in a House subcommittee on Wednesday, Democrats said it will need change if it is to garner bipartisan support.
"Inspirational Messages" Bill Passes In HouseStudents who wish to deliver “inspirational messages” at school events may soon be able to do so. On Thursday the Florida House approved SB 98 on nearly a partly line vote which now sends it to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for approval.
Raise Smoke Tax & Lower Driver Fees, House Dem SaysA South Florida lawmaker wants to increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack and is offering a political sweetener to try to get it passed: Use the money to roll back fees on motorists.