Detert To Leave Senate Early For County Commission BidState Sen. Nancy Detert will end her legislative career in 2016 --- two years before term limits would have forced her to step down --- and run for the Sarasota County Commission.
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.
Commission Hits Stalemate Over Union Health ContributionsThe only thing missing from the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting Thursday was Bill Murray because it felt like Groundhog Day.
M-D Commission Approves Soccer Stadium LegislationThe 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.
Braman Backed Candidate Loses Big In Tuesday ElectionBillionaire 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.
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.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Fighting Stand Your Ground LawsThanks 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.
Broward Considers Airport Body Scanner BanIn 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.
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.
Judge: District 7 Election Results Put On HoldA Miami-Dade circuit court judge ruled late Monday to temporarily suppress the results for tomorrow’s District 7 race.
Gimenez Claims Past Makes Him Best CandidateCarlos 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.
District 13 County Commissioner Candidates Talk Jobs, Local Economy Four candidates are running in County Commission District 13 to replace Natacha Seijas – who was recalled on March 15. Candidates spoke openly about job creation, county benefits and funding for local businesses.