Book Lobbying Firm Hits $1M In Second QuarterA firm led by prominent lobbyist Ron Book reported earning $1 million for legislative work during this year's second quarter.
Bill Would Clear Way For Recordings In Sexual-Abuse CasesMoving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.
90-Year-Old 'Chef' Continues Feeding Homeless Against Fort Lauderdale LawFort Lauderdale’s homeless people are struggling to find a meal. The city passed a new ordinance restricting public feeding in some public parks and areas.
Teen Takes Plea Deal In Deadly School Bus ShootingA teen who accidentally shot and killed a classmate on a school bus in south Miami-Dade has accepted a plea deal.
Program To Rank Stadium Funding Requests The new pro soccer franchise in Orlando and Daytona International Speedway would be put on the same playing field with teams from other major leagues when seeking state sales-tax dollars, under a measure advanced Monday in the House.
Focus on South Florida: Homeless in South FloridaThousands and thousands of Americans are among the chronic homeless, and homelessness is a big problem across South Florida, both among adults and our youth.. Now, the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust has joined more than 200 other communities in a national movement, a push to get these folks off the streets and find them permanent homes. We focus on the so-called "100,000 homes" campaign and its goal to end chronic homelessness by 2015.
Trial Date Set For Deadly School Bus Shooting SuspectThe South Florida teen accused of accidentally shooting and killing a girl on a private school bus appeared in court Friday morning for a status hearing.
Mike Dee Leaving DolphinsNormally you hear about players being traded or picked up by other teams. On Wednesday, it was learned that one of the top officials in the Miami Dolphins administration will be heading west.
Pets' Trust Hires Ron Book To Lobby For County Funds “Pets’ Trust Miami” is not giving up on a measure to make Miami-Dade shelters ‘no kill’.
Debate Over Downtown Miami's Homeless PopulationThe big debate over what to do with Miami's homeless population is on. The political debate pits the Miami City Commission against county’s Homeless Trust over what should be done with people who live on the streets of downtown Miami.
Fla. House Business Moving At Snail's PaceThe Florida House of Representatives started work Wednesday the exact same way they ended work on Tuesday, with a robotic computer program reading every word of every bill at the request of House Democrats.