Budget Cuts

(Source: AP)

Fl. Supreme Court Hears Public Defender Workload Debate

The battle between the workload faced by Miami-Dade’s Public Defender and his right to say “no” to some new cases hit Florida’s Supreme Court today, and the our come could possibly change the way the poor get access to legal services.



FL University Presidents Warn Of Closures If Spending Cuts Persist

The budget passed out of the Florida Senate last week slashes state funding to the eleven public universities by $400 million.


(Source: CBS4)

Scott Releases 2012-2013 Budget

Florida Governor Rick Scott will release his 2012-2013 budget Wednesday that will have to tackle a projected $2 billion shortfall without raising taxes.


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Gov. Scott To Release His Budget Next Week

As state lawmakers get ready to battle over spending cuts to make up for a $2 billion shortfall, Gov. Rick Scott is readying to release his 2012-13 budget recommendations.


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Miami-Dade Reaches Tentative Deal With Cops

Miami-Dade County leaders and the Police Benevolent Association have reached a tentative agreement on cuts totaling $56 million.



Miami-Dade Takes Police Union’s Final Offer Back To County

Miami-Dade County agreed late Tuesday to take the police union’s “best and final offer” back to the county as they try to hammer out a deal on concessions and cost breaks.


(Source: CBS4)

Police Union Makes New Concessions In Dade Contract Talks

As Miami-Dade County and it’s police union battle over concessions and cost breaks, a day long negotiation session Friday produced some movement, but not nearly enough to satisfy the county.


(Source: CBS4)

Police Union, Dade Administrators To Continue Budget Talks

With nearly 100 Miami-Dade police jobs on the line, county administrators and police union representatives wrapped up their first day of haggling over a collective bargaining deal.



Hialeah Firefighters Rehired Following Last Minute Deal

More than a dozen recently laid off Hialeah firefighters have been rehired after a round of last minute negotiations.


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Hialeah Firefighter Layoffs Averted, For Now

Fourteen recently laid off firefighters received good news as they showed up to turn in their equipment at the Hialeah Fire headquarters Thursday afternoon; their jobs are safe, for now.