Budget Deficit

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Poll: 80 Percent Dissatisfied With Washington

Between sequestration cuts, complete Congressional gridlock, and other problems, Americans are thoroughly sick of how things are going in the nation’s capital.

CBS Miami–03/27/2013

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Florida 42nd On List Of Best-Run States

Florida ranked among the bottom ten states in 24/7 Wall Street’s list of America’s best- and worst-run states.


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Poll: Americans Split On Romney & Obama’s Top Issues

New polling from Gallup released Monday showed just how closely divided the country is on three main topics that could swing the election to either President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.


Miami City Commission

Miami Commission Signs Off On New Budget

After more than ten hours of debate and going over a proposed budget line by line, Miami commissioners approved a $479 million spending plan for next year just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.


Congressman Allen West

Exclusive: Allen West Reflects On ‘Deficit Discontent’

In his first year on Capitol Hill, South Florida 22nd Congressional District Representative Allen West has quickly become a strong conservative voice and a lightning rod for criticism from Democrats.


President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama discussed the ongoing budget and debit limit negotiations with Congressional Republicans and Democrats.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll: Voters Trust Obama More Than Republicans On Economy

As the debt debate continues to threaten to bring down the American economy and way of life; a new poll found that Obama is the best of the worst when it comes to handling the debt and the economy.



Broward’s Interim Superintendent Gets $16 K Pay Raise

Come the end of June, Broward County School District’s chief operating officer will get a $16 thousand pay raise when he takes over for Superintendent Jim Notter.


Scott Simpson. (Source: Miamiparking.com)

Miami Names Temporary Finance Chief

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado has picked an interim chief financial officer to lead the city through its latest budget woes. Scott Simpson, finance chief of the Miami Parking Authority who earlier in his career served as the city’s finance director, will spend the next three months looking for ways to balance the 2012 budget.



City Of Miami Faces Estimated $40M Budget Shortfall

A year after filling a huge budget deficit with deep cuts in pay and pensions, Miami is staring at a budget shortfall that could reach $40 million, and is looking at reducing department budgets by 10 percent across the board.


Lauderdale Lakes City Commission

Lauderdale Lakes Trying To Dig Out Of A $9 Million Hole

Desperate times are calling for some desperate measures in the City of Lauderdale Lakes which is facing a $9 million budget shortfall.