Terry Murphy

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    August 15, 2014

    New County Budget Would Cut Police Layoffs, Cost PAMM $1.5 Million

    Amid searing criticism from the Miami-Dade County police union for a budget that had slated layoffs for nearly a quarter of its force, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez proposed a revised plan last night that would see the number of layoffs reduced by half, with a chunk of the savings coming at the expens ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Library Supporters Feel Betrayed By Mayor Gimenez's Budget

    After releasing the proposed budget for next year, it was clear Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is looking for a quick fix for the county's libraries. In a press conference Tuesday, Gimenez proposed to raise the library tax rate, but only enough to allocate $45 million to the financially troubled ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    What Will We Do Without Natacha Seijas?

    Miami-Dade CountyWe really heart Natacha Seijas.​Knowing that tomorrow will be Natacha Seijas's last day as a county commissioner has us all queasy like a twelfth grader on the last day of school. It's like Banana Republican is entering the unknown unknown, a surreal world without the poster lady ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007

    Let's Talk Corruption

    This morning Parrot Jungle was swarming with anti-corruption law enforcers and ethics watchdogs. Alas, they weren’t there to blow the lid off another public scandal involving Miami-Dade taxpayer money. In fact, no crimes were being committed at the publicly subsidized bird park. Parrot Jungle was ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007

    Behind the Boot

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is on a rampage. Here's the skinny.

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    December 14, 2006

    Scary Terry

    "I'll get you, my Patty... And your little dog, too!" This past weekend, Terry Murphy, chief of staff of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas (subject of this week'scover story), was busy protecting his cushy government post. For the past two months, a political action committee has been ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006


    Melt this commissioner

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    June 28, 2001

    By the Hour

    It was easy for the county to pass a law requiring workers to earn a living wage. It wasn't so easy making it stick.

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    March 22, 2001

    Strike Three

    Don't be surprised if you see Steve Shiver's pants on fire -- that's what happens to people like him

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    April 1, 1999

    Born to Lose

    Created after the 1980 riots, the Metro Miami Action Plan was supposed to level the playing field for blacks. What happened?

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    December 24, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    September 18, 1997

    Remains of the Day

    The Cuban American Defense League wanted a little official recognition. They got it.

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    July 31, 1997
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    July 6, 1994

    Larry Hawkins The Man Who Loved Women

    Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.