Miami-Dade Commission http://blog.wlrn.org en May 21: Miami-Dade Commissioners Nix PortMiami Soccer Site http://blog.wlrn.org/post/may-21-miami-dade-commissioners-nix-portmiami-soccer-site <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:35:41 +0000 Marva Hinton 32684 at http://blog.wlrn.org Except For Budget Gap And Pending Layoffs, State Of Miami-Dade Is 'Strong' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/except-budget-gap-and-pending-layoffs-state-miami-dade-strong <p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:15:42 +0000 Rick Stone & Elaine Chen 28496 at http://blog.wlrn.org Except For Budget Gap And Pending Layoffs, State Of Miami-Dade Is 'Strong' Florida High Court Approves Of New Drug Mix Used For Executions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-high-court-approves-new-drug-mix-used-executions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: The state Supreme Court approves a controversial new drug mix used in executions of Death Row inmates. Plus we look at the latest reports cards on South Florida public schools.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:02:20 +0000 Elaine Chen 25416 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida High Court Approves Of New Drug Mix Used For Executions Mayor Gimenez's Veto Prevails In County-Worker Pay Dispute http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mayor-gimenezs-veto-prevails-county-worker-pay-dispute <p>The healthcare deduction for Miami-Dade County employees stays put. Commissioners failed by one vote to overturn Mayor Carlos Gimenez's veto on union workers' pay.<br /><br />That means most county employees will continue to contribute 5 percent of their base pay toward group healthcare instead of getting that money restored as of Jan. 1, as commissioners had supported two weeks ago.<br /><br />Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa switched her vote, saying she could not endorse eliminating the healthcare contribution if it could lead to employee layoffs.<br /> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 03:46:01 +0000 Kelley Mitchell & Rick Stone 25285 at http://blog.wlrn.org Mayor Gimenez's Veto Prevails In County-Worker Pay Dispute Credit Cards In Cabs? 'Not So Fast,' Say Miami-Dade Drivers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/credit-cards-cabs-not-so-fast-say-miami-dade-drivers <div></div><div><p>About 50 taxicab drivers gathered outside county hall Monday morning to protest several pending changes that would impact their industry—specifically, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's new Ambassador Cabs program.</p><p>The program basically<a href="http://hrld.us/1gQDvmF" target="_blank"> creates a higher set of standards </a>for taxis and drivers, or “ambassadors,” who serve Miami International Airport and PortMiami. One of those changes would require cabs to take credit cards.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:54:27 +0000 Arianna Prothero 21052 at http://blog.wlrn.org Credit Cards In Cabs? 'Not So Fast,' Say Miami-Dade Drivers Tallying It Up: Election Problems, Citizens Insurance And Miami-Dade Prayer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tallying-it-election-problems-citizens-insurance-and-miami-dade-prayer <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup : &nbsp;Local leaders and scientists gather in Palm Beach county to discuss how&nbsp;sea-level rise is&nbsp;<a href="http://southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org/">“sinking in” in South&nbsp;Florida</a>. &nbsp;Citizens Insurance is awash with complaints about its <a href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/citizens-meets-with-legislators-today-about-its-in/nTL47/">"incentive plan"</a> to have private insurers take over some of its policies. Will you be paying for it, hurricane or not?&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5887 at http://blog.wlrn.org Tallying It Up: Election Problems, Citizens Insurance And Miami-Dade Prayer Dade Commission's Polarizing Call To Prayer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dade-commissions-polarizing-call-prayer <p>The Miami-Dade County Commission’s <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/prayer-back-miami-dade-commission-meetings">8-3 decision to reinstate spoken prayer</a> before its official meetings is sparking passionate responses on both sides of the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>A sponsor of the bill to bring back spoken prayer, Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, called it a matter of "freedom of speech," while Commissioner Sally Heyman, part of the trio opposed to the measure, said it was "unfair to members of the community to be subjected to a religious point of view."&nbsp; Since 2004, the commission has opened its meetings with a moment of silence during which commissioners and the public could do as they pleased.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5890 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dade Commission's Polarizing Call To Prayer Prayer Is Back At Miami-Dade Commission Meetings http://blog.wlrn.org/post/prayer-back-miami-dade-commission-meetings <p></p><p>Prayer is coming back to Miami-Dade County Commission meetings starting Dec. 18.</p><p>In a 8-3 vote on Tuesday, commissioners signed off on a change to a current rule that only allowed for a moment of silence before meetings.</p><p>Now, commissioners will be able to invite a religious leader of their choosing or a fellow commissioner &nbsp;to lead everyone in a prayer before each meeting.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5744 at http://blog.wlrn.org Prayer Is Back At Miami-Dade Commission Meetings NEWSCAST: Miami-Dade Commissioners OK Prayer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/newscast-miami-dade-commissioners-ok-prayer <p></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:41:40 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 5753 at http://blog.wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Miami-Dade Commissioners OK Prayer County Commissioner To Introduce Sick Pay Law http://blog.wlrn.org/post/county-commissioner-introduce-sick-pay-law <p>Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan is going to introduce an ordinance on Tuesday mandating earned sick pay for workers in the county.</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4973 at http://blog.wlrn.org County Commissioner To Introduce Sick Pay Law