Legislature

Miami-Dade budget
faces final vote

Miami-Dade commissioners face a final vote Thursday on the county mayor’s $6.2 billion budget, a spending plan that mostly avoids deep cuts but pushes some big expenses into later years.

Campaign 2014

Rick Scott tries to clarify attack ad on Charlie Crist

Gov. Rick Scott slightly backed away Wednesday from one of his most-widely run attack ads that links Democrat Charlie Crist to a convicted Ponzi-schemer’s crime.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach shows off new anti-flooding pumps

Workers have begun installing pumps aimed at ending flooding of low-lying streets.

Miami Herald Special Investigation

Contract to cheat

Across the country, roughly 10 million construction workers work as independent contractors, a tactic that costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Yet when it comes to public projects, government regulators have done nearly nothing about it.

Criminal justice

Crackdown on railroad crossings riles residents

Florida East Coast Railway police officers have arrested hundreds for trespassing with few convictions.

Airports

Fort Lauderdale Airport’s new $719M, 8,000-foot runway is ready for take off

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is planning to open its south runway Thursday, the first part of a $2 billion expansion to alleviate crowds and flight delays at the budget-friendly travel hub.


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