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Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and his  attorney walking into the IRS building in Miami on Friday May 17, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Deliberations Underway In Ex-Hialeah Mayor’s Tax Case

Deliberations began Monday in the trial of Hialeah’s former mayor and his wife on charges of failing to report about $2 million in income to the Internal Revenue Service and lying about it to investigators.

04/28/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

E-Cigarette Bill Draws Fire

Nobody in the Capitol, it seems, wants minors to buy electronic cigarettes. But an effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.

03/27/2014

(Source: AP)

Legislation Could Limit Growth Of Vacation Rentals

Local governments want back some control over short-term vacation rentals, contending that a nearly 3-year-old state law has allowed little-regulated mini-hotels to grow amid residential communities.

02/17/2014

(Source: CBS)

Study Raises Questions About Red-Light Cameras

A measure to repeal the state’s red-light traffic camera law will be pushed forward by lawmakers using a study from the Legislature’s non-partisan policy office to support the effort.

02/10/2014

(Left) Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source: miamilakes-fl.gov) and (Right) Sweetwater Mayor Manny Maroño (Source: www.cityofsweetwater.fl.gov)

FBI Arrests Mayors Of Miami Lakes & Sweetwater

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater Tuesday on bribery charges.

CBS Miami–08/06/2013

Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami Shores, gestures as she promotes an abortion regulating measure on the House floor Wednesday, April 27, 2011. (Source: Florida House Of Representative/ Meredith Geddings)

Miami Lawmaker Files Move To End Red Light Cameras

Days after a report concluded red light cameras decreased crashes at most intersections where they are installed, a South Florida lawmaker filed legislation to repeal the law allowing their use.

CBS4–01/05/2013

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