Broward County commissioner Marty Kiar and state Senator Dwight Bullard talk to Jim DeFede about what they experienced and learned after living on minimum wage for a week. Both politicians are hoping to highlight the need for an increase in minimum wage, which is currently $7.79 an hour.
Nearly a year and half after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer was cleared of any wrong doing.
CBS4′s Jim DeFede spoke with state Senator Dwight Bullard and state Rep. Carlos Trujillo about Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law and what role it played in the George Zimmerman trial.
Set against the back drop of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin, a pair of Democrats tried to drum up support Tuesday among their colleagues for gun-control legislation which has stalled during this legislative session.
Pets’ Trust Miami proposed a new bill in efforts to reduce the large number of stray cats and dogs in Miami-Dade County and decrease unwanted animals being put down each year.
Former state Senator Larcenia Bullard has died the age of 65. Sen. Bullard, a Miami Democrat who was replaced in the Senate last fall by her son, Dwight, had health problems in recent years.
The mother of Trayvon Martin joined Democratic lawmakers at the Florida Capitol on Wednesday to call on lawmakers to support the repeal of the so-called “Stand Your Ground” law.
The mother of Trayvon Martin will be at Florida’s Capitol this week to support legislation that would repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self defense law.
Just 24 hours after the state of Florida decided to lower standards to allow more students to pass the written part of the FCAT; the Miami-Dade School Board is debating whether the FCAT is setting expectations correctly or is too hard.
Members of the Florida House, meeting in a special session in Tallahassee to work on redistricting, observed a minute of silence on Tuesday for Trayvon Martin.