First it was 228 Miami-Dade police officers facing layoffs, then it was 110. Now, apparently, it's zero. At a press conference yesterday, Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez said that no officer job cuts were now on the table for next year's budget after he had come to new agreements with vario ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling. A trial run of the program found that almost no state employees were failing, while an ap ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved an 8 percent rate increase to water and sewer bills, which means homeowners will begin paying about $4 more a month on their average water bill. The funds are meant to cover the cost of issuing $4.2 billion -- yes that's with a b -- in bon ... More >>
Now that the debate about using public funds to fix up Sun-Life Stadium is over, there is an even much bigger public works project that should have Miami-Dade taxpayers especially concerned. For more than a year, officials for the water and sewer department have been working on a $1.5 billion capita ... More >>
To sidestep union demands and deal with its burgeoning financial crisis, the City of Miami declared a situation of financial urgency. It is the second straight year the city has done this. The idea stinks. (The text of Martinez's declaration follows the jump.) It gives the union 14 days to nego ... More >>
A couple months ago, the City of Miami's budget was about as well-balanced as Gary Busey on PCP. The Commission, Mayor Manny Diaz and the city's three unions staged a vicious tug-of-war over who would feel the most pain in plugging a $118 million hole.But as Tomas Regalado prepares to take o ... More >>
For more than 80 years the Miami Times has been the voice of the black community, but fewer and fewer people are listening
"Business whiz" Joe Arriola turns and bites the education hand that appointed him
Teachers union to school district: We demand higher health insurance costs. School district: Okay, boss. HMO to lobbyist: Thanks a million.
Who is the superintendent of schools, and why will he keep his job?
The high and mighty rushed to the aid of dubiously degreed schools superintendent Roger Cuevas
A Sixties-style radical shakes his behind at old-style protesters, and police go crazy
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
The school district's answer to disgruntled school bus drivers: Give 'em a seminar!
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
City bureaucrats move into FPL's posh Miami River digs with only a milligauss or two of apprehension
Ivey Kearson says he was wrongly fired from his City of Miami job -- and he alleges a conspiracy involving Miller Dawkins's nephew
Citing Christian propriety, two Metro-Dade lifeguards refuse to work the nude beach at Haulover