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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is on a rampage. Here's the skinny.
"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 >>
Melt this commissioner
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.
Don't be surprised if you see Steve Shiver's pants on fire -- that's what happens to people like him
Created after the 1980 riots, the Metro Miami Action Plan was supposed to level the playing field for blacks. What happened?
The Cuban American Defense League wanted a little official recognition. They got it.
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.