Mayor Carlos GimenezA possible conflict has forced Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to sit out the awarding of a $50 million contract to a local construction company that employs his son Julio and uses his other son Carlos Jr. as its lobbyist. Munilla Construction Management submitted the lowest b ... More >>
UPDATE: Miami Lakes Town Attorney Mitchell Bierman, a partner with the law firm Weiss, Serota et al. informs Banana Republican that Florida law allows elected officials to seek reimbursement for legal expenses incurred fighting ethics charges that are eventually dismissed. He also provided us with t ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyCounty Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz wants to create a slush fund financed by cronies and special interestsYou can always count on Jose "Pepe" Diaz to give Miami-Dade residents a reason to impose term limits on county commissioners. Seriously, who is advising Diaz? Scott Rothste ... More >>
Juan Carlos Zapata, a state representative from the Kendall area, is gunning for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez's job. The legislator is going to be termed out of office in 2010, so he's laying the groundwork for a run at Martinez's seat in 2012. Already, the first Colombian-American ... More >>
What would you do if your boss called you papi?
The Office of the Inspector General and the Commission on Ethics and Public Trust may part ways after an acrimonious year
Miami-Dade's ethics czar decides to use the Internet to upbraid the inspector general. Bad decision
Incredibly, the job of one of the county's most successful and vigilant agents is on the line
"Gus" Exposito played hardball in unincorporated Miami-Dade for as long as he could
Steve Shiver may not be familiar with the subject, but that's about to change
All agree that Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños lied under oath, and all agree he apparently got away with it
School board warmly embraces ethics commission
Waste dumps, illicit lobbying, paid supporters, hidden agendas. Or politics as usual in Miami-Dade County.
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