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.
Newly elected Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is trying to make good on his promise of relief from high tax bills.
Miami-Dade County commissioners will hold the first of two public hearings on Thursday to get input about the budget. The county board is set to revisit that decision as they take up the budget for the coming year.