Miami politics http://blog.wlrn.org en MIAMI HERALD: Miami-Dade Plans To Stop Paying For Federal Immigration Detentions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-miami-dade-plans-stop-paying-federal-immigration-detentions <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Fed up with underwriting the nation’s broken federal immigration system, Miami-Dade County plans to stop paying the cost of temporarily housing undocumented immigrants in its jails.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:53:15 +0000 Patricia Mazzei 25429 at http://blog.wlrn.org MIAMI HERALD: Miami-Dade Plans To Stop Paying For Federal Immigration Detentions MIAMI HERALD: Miami-Dade Commissioners Scheduled To Take Up Mayor’s Veto On Workers’ Pay http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-miami-dade-commissioners-scheduled-take-mayor-s-veto-workers-pay <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.2954545454545454;">The first order of business for the Miami-Dade County Commission’s last meeting of the year Tuesday will be to uphold or override a veto by Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.2954545454545454;">.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:32:45 +0000 WLRN Staff 25218 at http://blog.wlrn.org MIAMI HERALD: Miami-Dade Commissioners Scheduled To Take Up Mayor’s Veto On Workers’ Pay UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide http://blog.wlrn.org/post/updated-miamis-redrawn-district-5-shows-class-not-race-new-social-divide <p><strong>UPDATE: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 20:</strong> Keon Hardemon will be the next District 5 Commissioner for Miami. In the runoff election against Rev. Richard Dunn Tuesday, Hardemon received more than 72 percent of the vote. He will take office on Nov. 27.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:25:04 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23122 at http://blog.wlrn.org UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide Miami-Dade County Election Highlights http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-county-election-highlights <p>Below, we've compiled a list of notable results in Tuesday's Miami-Dade County elections, including the chosen mayors for Homestead, Hialeah, Miami and Miami Beach.</p><p><em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/do-south-florida-mayors-do-anything" target="_blank">RELATED: Do South Florida Mayors Do Anything?</a></em></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:36:24 +0000 Maria Murriel 23261 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade County Election Highlights Rivera Slammed With 11 Ethics Charges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rivera-slammed-11-ethics-charges <p></p><p>The Florida Ethics Commission has accused Miami Republican Congressman David Rivera of 11 separate violations, including misuse of campaign funds, falsifying disclosure forms and accepting corporate money he should have known was intended to influence his votes.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:39:39 +0000 Rick Stone 3489 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rivera Slammed With 11 Ethics Charges Activist-Tycoon Braman Targets Miami-Dade Commissioners http://blog.wlrn.org/post/activist-tycoon-braman-targets-miami-dade-commissioners <p>Powerful businessman Norman Braman is casting a long shadow over the Miami-Dade County Commission election. He's backing a slate of four candidates against four incumbents, ostensibly in the name of reform and good government.</p><p>Braman, a civic activist, &nbsp;car dealer and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team,&nbsp; was the prime mover in the recall of former county mayor Carlos Alvarez. He was also a bitter but unsuccessful opponent of the Miami Marlins stadium deal. Braman&nbsp;favors reforms that would limit spending and commissioners' political power.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:43:42 +0000 Rick Stone 869 at http://blog.wlrn.org Activist-Tycoon Braman Targets Miami-Dade Commissioners Campaign For State House Seat In Miami Becomes Ugly Personal Fight http://blog.wlrn.org/post/campaign-state-house-seat-iin-miami-becomes-ugly-personal-fight <p></p><p>One of the ugliest primary races in the state is going on here in South Florida.</p><p>Gus Barreiro and Alex De la Portilla, both former Republican state lawmakers, are battling it out for a Florida House seat in Miami.</p><p>Their race has become a messy fight with a series of slurs against each man’s moral character.</p><p>They also have quite a bit in common.</p><p>Both men come from political families, as well as a past as state lawmakers in the Florida Legislature.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:06:04 +0000 Ashley Lopez 898 at http://blog.wlrn.org Campaign For State House Seat In Miami Becomes Ugly Personal Fight Gimenez Wins Another Term As Miami-Dade Mayor http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gimenez-wins-another-term-miami-dade-mayor <p></p><p>Tuesday’s race for Miami-Dade County Mayor ended on odd terms.</p><p>Even though Mayor Carlos Gimenez won by a significant margin, his challenger refused to concede.</p><div><p>Mayor Gimenez’s campaign spent hours at the Doubletree hotel near the airport waiting for his opponent to throw in the towel-- but that never happened.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:07:37 +0000 Ashley Lopez 904 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gimenez Wins Another Term As Miami-Dade Mayor Florida Republicans Pledge Allegiance To... Grover Norquist? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-republicans-pledge-allegiance-grover-norquist <p></p><p>WASHINGTON - Grover Norquist may not be a household name. He’s never been elected to public office, just some conservative boards like the National Rifle Association and others.</p><p>But Norquist is viewed as a powerhouse in Washington. He’s gotten 238 House members and 41 senators to sign his pledge saying they’ll never raise taxes – that includes virtually every single Republican member of Congress from Florida.</p><p>Only 13 Republicans in Congress have refused to sign his Taxpayer Protection Pledge.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:17:18 +0000 Matt Laslo 807 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Republicans Pledge Allegiance To... Grover Norquist? David Rivera Could Win Re-Election Despite Ethics Scandal http://blog.wlrn.org/post/david-rivera-could-win-re-election-despite-ethics-scandal <p>It stands to reason that an ethics scandal should put a damper on a political campaign.</p><p>But in South Florida, that isn’t quite the case.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Representative David Rivera has been investigated by local and state officials for various ethics violations, but that hasn't put the kibosh on his bid for re-election.&nbsp;</p><p>The Miami congressman is also under federal investigation for allegations that he misspent campaign funds.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:16:53 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1086 at http://blog.wlrn.org David Rivera Could Win Re-Election Despite Ethics Scandal Two Candidates, Two Presidential Endorsements And One Cultural Battleground http://blog.wlrn.org/post/two-candidates-two-presidential-endorsements-and-one-cultural-battleground <p>The upcoming Democratic primary for Florida’s 24<sup>th</sup> Congressional District pits relative political newcomer Dr. Rudolph Moise against longtime politician and current 17th Congressional District Rep. Frederica Wilson.</p><p>The 24th District – new, from the 2012 redistricting – stretches from downtown Miami through Overtown and Little Haiti all the way to Miramar. It’s roughly the same stretch that Wilson currently represents as the 17th&nbsp; District.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 01:20:22 +0000 Luc Cohen 789 at http://blog.wlrn.org Two Candidates, Two Presidential Endorsements And One Cultural Battleground