With Florida atop or near atop the list of foreclosure-ridden states, lawmakers on Thursday began looking again at ways to speed up the handling of foreclosure cases that now can take two years or more to wind their way through the courts.
Florida courts are under increasing pressure to make do with less even as numerous foreclosure and criminal cases continue to flood the judicial system daily.
Waters around South Florida will remain untouched by oil drills – at least this legislative season, said Senate President Mike Haridopolos.
Lawmakers in a Miami-Dade delegation full of political rookies vowed unity during this year’s legislative session. And they kept their promise, for the most part, in a year when distinct personalities emerged in the crop of new faces, along with victories along the way.
Florida’s automobile insurance rates are among the highest in the nation and experts say fraudulent claims drive up the price hurting everyone’s pocketbooks.
As the slumping economy drives most people to cut costs, the CBS 4 I-Team learned lawmakers aren’t doing the same with your tax dollars.
Here’s what the CBS4 I-Team Investigator Stephen Stock found after pulling the Miami-Dade county budget for the past three years.