Florida League Of Cities

A picture of the sun over South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Solar Amendment Tops 100,000 Signatures

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at increasing the use of solar electricity in Florida have topped 100,000 valid petition signatures, according to updated numbers on the state Division of Elections website.


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Another Proposal Heats Up Solar Energy Ballot Fight

A new “pro solar-energy” coalition will push for its own ballot initiative as a way to counter a separate group’s proposed constitutional amendment to expand the use of solar energy in Florida.


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Local Pension Bill Headed To Gov. Scott

A bill that would revamp funding for local pensions for police officers and firefighters is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.


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

Local Pension Reform Headed To Full Senate

After a sometimes-tense hearing, the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at shoring up local pension plans for police officers and firefighters.


Locals held a protest on January 20, 2015after learning that the sniper team used mugshots of minority men for target practice. (Source: CBS4)

Public Outrage Prompts Changes Over Use Of Mug Shots As Targets

After public outrage, changes are coming to the North Miami Beach Police Department.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


(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