1. Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi will be arraigned Thursday on the charges of accepting bribes while Miami Lakes received more than $10,000 in federal funds for local programs over the past year. Federal prosecutors have charged him with two new offenses stemming from his role in an alleged government grant scheme.
2. Gov. Rick Scott is expected Thursday to ask state legislators to cut auto registration fees by $401 million next year. The governor's office estimates the cut would result in a $25 decrease in the registration of a typical automobile.
3. Miami city commissioners meet Thursday and will discuss a plan to make downtown a pedestrian-friendly zone.
4. Trade through the Miami Customs District, which has been on a growth spurt in recent years, is expected to fall about 2 percent in 2013, due mostly to a dip in gold prices and a fall-off in commerce with politically volatile Venezuela. Unless there’s an unexpected surge in trade during the fourth quarter, the Miami district is expected to record its first drop in trade since 2009 when the United States and most of the rest of the world were still in the throes of the recession
5. Early rain and fog will give way to a partly cloudy Thursday with highs in the low-80s and lows in the upper-60s.