Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede
This week Miami-Dade commissioners set the millage, raising rates slightly and setting the stage for a major battle down the road.
Charlie Crist chooses the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor. What does the selection of Annette Taddeo add to the Crist ticket?
Jim welcomes a member of the Friends of the Library board and a library operations supervisor to discuss the impact of proposed Miami-Dade County budget cuts. Mayor Gimenez wants to increase the library millage while cutting fire and countywide millage rates, in effect taking from the county and fire to give to the libraries. They will discuss why the library group opposes this plan.
Jim sits down with president of the Miami-Dade Firefighter’s Union Al Cruz, and Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey to talk about the fallout surrounding the July 4th boating tragedy in Biscayne Bay that left 4 people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions. The three will see if they can negotiate a solution to the fireboat controversy.
Jim sits down with the Broward County Sheriff for reaction to his 10-20-Life investigation and a variety of other topics, including Broward’s homeless initiative.
As we approach the 15th anniversary of when Florida’s 10-20-Life law went into effect, Jim’s investigation looks at the impact it has had, or not had on gun violence in South Florida. Are our streets safer? Are there fewer shootings? Are there problems with the 10-20-Life law? Is it working? Jim’s in-depth look answers these questions and more.
New developments in Jim’s ongoing investigation. This week Jim confronts local VA officials—the director of the Miami V-A, and its embattled chief of staff.
Jim sits down with the former Florida governor and senator to talk about a variety of subjects, including the crisis in Iraq, the Florida governor’s race, immigration, and Cuba offshore drilling.
CBS4′s Jim DeFede takes a look at the problems surrounding the Miami Veteran’s Administration services.
Jim DeFede sat down with John Rivera, the head of the Police Benevolent Union in Miami-Dade, to discuss the future for officers at the county’s police department.