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S Florida Lawmaker Wants Tax Break For ‘Food Deserts’

A South Florida lawmaker has proposed offering tax credits to businesses that sell large amounts of healthy food in low-income areas known as “food deserts.”

02/02/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Lawmaker Wants Nearly $2 Million For Wrongly Imprisoned Man

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – More than 40 years ago, Barney Brown was convicted of rape in Miami-Dade County. This week state Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed of Deerfield Beach filed a bill seeking […]

12/31/2014

State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)

Miami Senator To Propose Raising Min. Wage Again

After the idea died during the 2014 legislative session, a state legislator from Miami has said he’ll try again to have the state’s minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour.

10/16/2014

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Emails Detail Days After Inmate’s Gruesome Death At Dade Prison

Emails sent by Jim Cumming, the former Dade Correctional Institution, in the days after a mentally ill inmate’s scalded body was found in a puddle of water in a shower provide very few details about what actually happened.

07/22/2014

Jim DeFede With Marty Kiar & Dwight Bullard (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Living On Minimum Wage

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.

07/23/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom a free man after being found not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

The Role Of “Stand Your Ground” In Zimmerman Trial

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.

CBS4–07/14/2013

Stand Your Ground Discussion  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Zimmerman Verdict – Stand Your Ground Law

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.

07/14/2013

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Miami Democrats Push For Gun Control Legislation

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.

04/02/2013

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New Bills Proposed To Cut Down On Stray Population

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.

CBS Miami–03/18/2013

Larcenia Bullard (Source: CBS4)

Family, Friends Mourns Loss Of Fmr. State Senator Larcenia Bullard

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.

03/17/2013

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