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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Dade Commission Approves Tax Rate For New Budget

Miami-Dade County government may be about to undergo another round of austerity after county commissioners approved by a vote of 8-4 a budget for the new year which does not include an increase in property taxes.

CBS Miami–07/16/2013

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Rate Hikes May Be Needed To Fix Miami-Dade’s Crumbling Sewage System

It’s the one thing commissioners have been avoiding for over a decade; Miami-Dade’s crumbling sewage system. Thursday, under the pressure of a federal lawsuit commissioners began to take action, perhaps a minute or years really too late.

CBS4–05/16/2013

An artist rendering of proposed changes to Sun Life Stadium (Source: Miami Dolphins)

Dolphins Vote Won’t Count But Will Be Counted

Nearly 60,000 people voted absentee or early on whether the Miami Dolphins should get tourist taxes for a major facelift of Sun Life Stadium.

05/07/2013

Norman Braman (Source: CBS4)

Braman Pledges To Fight Sun Life Stadium Deal

The biggest thorn in the side of the public financing of Marlins Park was billionaire Norman Braman. With the Dolphins now asking for public money to help renovate Sun Life Stadium, Braman is back to fight against the new stadium deal.

CBS4–04/10/2013

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and others convene at the University Metrorail station to mark BIke to Work Day. Friday, March 22, 2013. (Source: WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Mayors Take To Two Wheels For National Bike To Work Day

Two mayors and an Olympian biked to work Friday as part of (of course) National Bike To Work Day.

CBS4–03/22/2013

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Mayor Gimenez Apologizes To Singing MetroRail Passenger

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued an apology to an elderly woman who said she was escorted off a MetroRail train for singing religious hymns.

CBS4–03/07/2013

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez delivers his State Of The County Address on Feb. 28, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Gimenez Says County Optimistic In State Of County Address

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he is optimistic the county is improving as it battles back from the Great Recession.

CBS Miami–02/28/2013

Source: Adrienne Arsht Center

Study Blames Arsht Center’s Builder For $5M Flood Damage

The party responsible for $5 million in damage to the Adrienne Arsht Center last summer is the builder and its contractors, according to a forensic engineering group’s report released Thursday.

CBS4–02/15/2013

Sources: Mayor, Fins Agree No Tax-Funded Stadium Without Vote

If your tax dollars will be used to build a new stadium for the Dolphins, voters will have to approve it, according to sources with deep knowledge of the controversial plan.

CBS4–02/09/2013

Long lines at a polling precinct in Little Havana on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. (Source: CBS4 Viewer/John Vishak)

M-D Election Officials: Future Wait Times Will Be Under 1 Hour

The bar for election wait times has been raised: one hour.

CBS4–02/02/2013

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