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In the latest debate between the two candidates vying for Miami-Dade's top job, Julio Robaina introduced a new line of attack, blaming Carlos Gimenez for a controversial fire-rescue fee in the city of Miami.
Robaina said Gimenez, as fire chief, helped impose the fee, which the cash-strapped city created in the [...]
Luther Campbell backed Julio Robaina Thursday for mayor of Miami-Dade. It was an eyebrow-raising move from Campbell, who last month accused Robaina of paying off candidates to jump in the race and divide the black vote. (Robaina dismissed the suggestion, as did the two candidates in question.)
Here's video of [...]
Associated Industries of Florida on Thursday released a 2011 voting records reportt, analyzing 18,200 votes on 146 business-related bills. Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, received a perfect score of 100, along with 33 representatives. They're all now proud members of AIF's newly-created "100 Percent Club." Put another, 2.5 percent of the Senate [...]
Rep. Kathy Castor today became the first Florida Democrat to say that embattled NY Dem Anthony Weiner should resign.
A spokeswoman for the Tampa Democrat says she believes Weiner should resign, but didn't elaborate. The flap over the married Weiner's propensity for sending questionable photos to women he met on social networking sites [...]
A planned overhaul of Medicaid in Florida begins Friday with a week of public hearings around the state. Meetings will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Gardens, and Tampa on June 16th. WLRN Miami Herald Reporter Gina Jordan has more.
Gov. Rick Scott's chief elections official, Secretary of State Kurt Browning, has asked the Department of Justice to approve controversial changes to Florida voting laws. Browning's June 8 letter to the feds triggers a 60-day review process known as "pre-clearance" in five counties that cannot enforce the new law until the feds approve. Those counties are Collier, [...]
Gov. Rick Scott is defending his decision to sign a bill into law requiring drug tests for some welfare recipients by saying that people who get welfare are more likely to be on drugs. ‚ÄúStudies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not [...]
From today's Herald: "An Obama administration effort to spend another $20 million on Cuba democracy programs has been blocked for two months amid bitter clashes over policy and personalities.
Words like 'backstabber' and 'communist dupe' have been thrown about and the issue is littered with leaks and counter-leaks about alleged wrongdoings.
Julio Robaina's campaign has called a press conference at 12:30 p.m. "to make an important announcement."
The news release does not specifically mention an endorsement for Robaina's Miami-Dade mayoral campaign. But the event is scheduled to take place at African Square Park in Liberty City. And the speculation in local political [...]
The possible departure of Miami City Manager Tony Crapp Jr., who is considering taking a job in the private sector, prompted a worried discussion in a city commission meeting Thursday morning.
"He's told some of us that he's leaving," Commissioner Frank Carollo said. "I don't know what's going on, to [...]