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Miami-Dade Commissioners “Throw Budget Into Disarray”

With a warning from Mayor Carlos Gimenez that it would “throw our budget into disarray,” Miami-Dade Commissioners Tuesday overrode his veto of their earlier vote to re-instate five percent pay cuts that had been imposed on county employees.

CBS Miami–02/04/2014

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Commission Hits Stalemate Over Union Health Contributions

The only thing missing from the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting Thursday was Bill Murray because it felt like Groundhog Day.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

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M-D Commission Approves Soccer Stadium Legislation

The Miami-Dade County Commission approved legislation Tuesday that allows Mayor Carlos Gimenez to identify possible stadium locations and begin negotiations with private developers of a stadium.

CBS Miami–12/17/2013

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Braman Backed Candidate Loses Big In Tuesday Election

Billionaire Norman Braman has flexed his considerable political muscle in recent years trying to shape Miami-Dade County politics. But Tuesday night, almost all of the candidates he supported came up short.

CBS4–08/15/2012

Family memeber show photos of Celeste Gaitan who was killed when an SUV smashed into her storefront. (Source: CBS4)

Ordinance To Install Barriers At Shopping Centers Approved By County Committee

In an effort to reduce injuries from wayward cars, Miami-Dade’s Infrastructure and Land Use Committee unanimously gave initial approval Wednesday to an ordinance that would require barriers be placed in front of shopping mall thoroughfares.

CBS4–06/12/2012

The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton (R) and Tracy Martin (L) watch a news conference on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Washington, DC as special prosecutor Angela Corey in Sanford, Florida, announces charges against George Zimmerman. (Source: Evan Vucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Fighting Stand Your Ground Laws

Thanks to her Miami-Dade County coworkers, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, will be able to take an additional roughly eight months off from her county job.

CBS4–05/11/2012

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Broward Considers Airport Body Scanner Ban

In the wake of most countries in Europe vowing to stop using full-body scanners at airports; the Broward County Commission is looking into banning the scanners from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

CBS4–12/13/2011

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Appeal Expected To Be Filed In District 7 Election

Miami-Dade county commissioners are expected to file an emergency appeal Wednesday, according to the Department of Elections. Meanwhile, Ricardo Corona, an attorney and Spanish television personality spoke out Tuesday.

CBS4–05/24/2011

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Judge: District 7 Election Results Put On Hold

A Miami-Dade circuit court judge ruled late Monday to temporarily suppress the results for tomorrow’s District 7 race.

CBS4–05/23/2011

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Gimenez Claims Past Makes Him Best Candidate

Carlos Gimenez is 59. He’s still married to his high school sweetheart. He set out on a career of public service 36 years ago, and believes his experience makes him best qualified to be Mayor of Miami-Dade County.

CBS4–05/18/2011

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