Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado has bad news for city workers: the only way he may be able to fill a $23 million budget gap is by forcing them to take unpaid furlough days, according to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald.
State economists said Thursday that there should be modest growth in tax collections this year, but not nearly enough to make a difference with the state’s nearly $2 billion deficit.
The state government is expected to face another shortfall over the next two years ranging from $1.3 to $1.7 billion according to state economists.
Miami-Dade County commissioners have passed a new budget and approved a plan to reorganize county government but it took all night to do it. Commissioners debated until almost 3:00 a.m. Friday.
Just before Miami-Dade commissioners discussed whether or not adopt a new $6 billion budget, people in the community came out swinging, especially labor unions representing the hundreds of county employees who would lose their jobs.
Twenty-four hours after Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez revealed the details of his latest budget; the repercussions are still filtering out to all those who would be affected. Six hundred questions were submitted to Gimenez Thursday evening.
It may soon become more expensive to live and work in the City of Hollywood which is trying to figure out a way to close a $25 million shortfall in next year’s budget.
Pembroke Pines officials are looking at some hard choices if they want to keep the doors of their city-run charter schools open.