Budget Cuts

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Commissioners To Vote On Max Tax Rate Tuesday

As Miami-Dade commissioners prepare to vote on the maximum tax rate Tuesday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez stressed his proposed budget as a “worst-case scenario” for the county.


Mark Adler, Exec. Dir., Broward Meals on Wheels (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels in Broward County is struggling to provide food to those seniors most in need because of a massive cut in federal funding. We focus on why the situation is particularly troubling, and what can be done about it.

My TV 33–09/23/2013

Responders from a National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) during the Vigilant Guard 2013 exercise at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., May 18, 2013. CBRNE stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive. (Source: Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa/Florida National Guard)

Defense To End Civilian Furloughs, But They Could Return

Civilian Defense Department workers in Florida and across the nation are getting some relief from furloughs that have forced them to take weekly unpaid days off since July 8.

CBS Miami–08/07/2013

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recruits are upset over budget cuts that could affect their future jobs. (CBS4)

Mayor’s Budget Proposal Could Cost MDFR Recruits Their Jobs

More than 140 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue employees could lose their jobs under the proposed budget after the mayor’s sudden about-face on the property tax rate.


MOORE, OK - MAY 22: Major General Myles Deering of the Oklahoma National Guard tours Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through the area on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

National Guard Facing Furloughs And Other Cuts

Across the nation, thanks to Congressional gridlock, the National Guard is preparing for major cuts and furloughs due to the automatic budget cuts contained in the federal sequestration.

CBS Miami–07/05/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Center Could Be Part Of NOAA’s Planned Furloughs

For many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.

CBS Miami–05/02/2013

(Source: Miller Aviation) North Perry Airport

County To Keep North Perry’s Tower In Operation

The Broward County Commission has stepped in to keep the control tower at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines open.


(Source: CBSLosAngeles)

FAA Closing North Perry Control Tower, Opa-Locka Survives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday that starting April 7, 149 federal contract air traffic control towers will close, including the tower at North Perry Airport in Hollywood.

CBS Miami–03/22/2013


Federal Budget Cuts May Endanger Air Safety

At Opa-locka airport in North Miami-Dade, tenants waited years for a new control tower to replace the old, short, cramped one. Now that they have the new tower, they might not be able to continue using it.


Florida Capitol

State Legislators To Tackle Budget

As Florida continues to slowly pull out of the recession, state lawmakers aren’t behind a billion dollar eight ball as they try to come up with a budget.