Budget Plan

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Obama’s Plan Meeting Opposition From Both Parties

President Barack Obama laid out a plan to reduce the federal deficit Monday with a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes. It was immediately met with criticism in South Florida from both tax opponents and from his own supporters.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez

600 Questions Submitted To Gimenez’s Social Media Town Hall Meeting

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.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Gimenez

Mayor Gimenez’s Budget Reveals Deep Cuts

Twelve days after taking office, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez will recommend closing 13 libraries, eliminating the county’s Head Start program and reduce the county workforce by almost 1,300 employees as part of a plan to close a $409 million budget deficit next year, according to sources familiar with the proposal.



Fl. Senate Releases Larger Budget Plan Than House

Senate budget-writers unveiled a spending plan late Monday that was $3.3 billion higher than its House counterpart, giving the clearest indicator yet of how far apart the chambers stand as the midpoint of the session nears.



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