Miami-Dade Commission approves La Alcaldesa’s first tax and water fee hike
09/15/21 02:57 from Political Cortadito
COVID-19 relief funds plugged the hole in the budget but what about 2022? Don’t let them fool you when they say there is no tax increase in Miami-Dade this year. The tax rate remained flat, but it didn’t roll back, which mean...

Miami Police Chief under political fire for selfies, ‘Cuban mafia’ comment
09/14/21 23:34 from Political Cortadito
Art Acevedo’s brash style choca con los comisionados, days are numbered There is so much to say about Miami’s new police chief that City Commissioner Joe Carollo wants to have a whole special meeting just about him. Chief Art...

Miami-Dade Commission gives UDB expansion plan its first green light
09/10/21 05:30 from Political Cortadito
What Urban Development Boundary? Despite many concerns and more questions than answers about the eventual project, Miami-Dade Commissioners voted 9-3 Thursday to move along an application to expand the UDB and convert 800 acres of farmla...

Alice Bravo fined by Miami-Dade ethics board for lobbying on airport contract
09/09/21 01:52 from Political Cortadito
Former Miami-Dade Transit Director Alice Bravo pleaded no contest on Wednesday to an accusation that she violated the county’s ethics code by lobbying two months after leaving her $250,000-a-year county job — rules require a ...

Sans challenge, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez aims for the White House
09/08/21 20:18 from Political Cortadito
Looks like Miami Mayor Francis Suarez won’t have any real challenge in this year’s election. So, fueled by his hashtag-friendly banter and bend on technology and the national media spotlight, he can daydream about higher offi...

Rickenbacker RFP looks like a done deal set-up for no-bid Plan Z proposal
08/19/21 00:36 from Political Cortadito
Despite a “listening” session for stakeholders to raise concerns, the request for proposals on the Rickenbacker Causeway overhaul (and privatization) went out exactly as it was first expected to: As a near total replica of th...

Another Coral Gables project reaches for the sky despite new zoning limits
08/18/21 18:27 from Political Cortadito
Here we go again. Again. Another developer wants to push beyond the limits of zoning and land use in the Crafts Section, less than six months after the city approved a controversial upzoning that just doesn’t seem like enough. Tram...

Homestead mayoral race may be a brutal ‘bloodbath’ redux with runoff
08/18/21 15:30 from Political Cortadito
Jeff Porter and Elvis Maldonado have challenged incumbent Steve Losner The Homestead mayoral race is shaping up to be a brutal battle and could be a repeat of the “bloodbath” two years ago. So far it’s a three way that ...

Charlie Crist seizes on epic school mask failure issue vs Ron DeSantis in new ad
08/17/21 11:22 from Political Cortadito
¡Pero por supuesto! Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had to know that his stance against mask mandates in public schools — and his threat to defund schools and take away the salaries of school officials who defy him — would become c...

‘Slam dunk’ denial of Coral Gables massive high-rise at planning board
08/13/21 00:25 from Political Cortadito
Lobbyist hints at a bait and switch for a smaller project It was, indeed, a “slam dunk” against Ponce Park Residences, as former Coral Gables Commissioner Wayne “Chip” Withers called the planning and zoning board ...

Smear campaign underway against DeSantis’ sheriff pick
05/04/20 14:10 from Shark Tank
For whatever reason, every election year Broward County always manages to steal the show when it comes to shady campaign practices. The 2020 election cycle is no different, and we are not referring to the embarrassment that is the Browar...

Copy of Online gaming company has business ties to Iran
02/18/20 00:09 from Shark Tank
Lottery giant Scientific Games Digital has filed a protest against an online gaming permit application submitted by SBTech because the company doesn't list specific list which countries it does business with. The post Copy of Online gami...

Air Force veteran Anna Luna runs Charlie Crist
02/18/20 00:08 from Shark Tank
Air Force veteran and former Turning Point USA spokesperson Anna Paulina Luna has just announced she is running for the U.S. Congress against Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist in Florida’s 13th congressional district. The post Air For...

Do Republicans Have Souls?
12/03/19 18:17 from BlueBroward.org
    Good evening, friends!     The House Intelligence Committee Democrats have released their report detailing the overwhelming evidence of Donald Trump’s misconduct and obstruction of Congress.  The report is 300 pages long and ca...

Maybe You Can Help Out on Tuesdays?
12/01/19 02:16 from BlueBroward.org
    Good morning, everybody!     I’m back in Florida after an interesting trip to Cuba.  Great music and great mojitos!     I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse on Monday and Wednesday, December 2nd and 4th, from 10 AM to...

We Need More Help With Voter Registration!
10/31/19 04:02 from BlueBroward.org
    Good morning, everybody!     A few weeks ago, I finished reading Hillary Clinton’s book and shared her thoughts about why Republicans were more to blame than Democrats for the polarization that is undermining American democracy...

Majority of Floridians oppose impeachment of President Trump
10/30/19 16:31 from Shark Tank
While the growing majority of House Democrats support impeaching President Trump, and scheduled to take a vote to do so on Thursday, a new NY Times poll shows that while most Americans support an impeachment inquiry, Floridians do not su...

Matt Gaetz files ethics complaint against Rep. Schiff over impeachment
10/30/19 16:29 from Shark Tank
It was only a matter of time before House Republicans were going to file an ethics complaint against Rep. Adam Schiff (D) and anyone involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The post Matt Gaetz files ethics complaint aga...

Wouldn’t a Unified Democratic Congress be Great?
10/23/19 18:34 from BlueBroward.org
    Hi, friends!     Let me put this thought in your heads:  Wouldn’t a unified Democratic Congress working with a newly-elected Democratic President be just what this country needs.  Think about all that could be accomplished with...

A Good First Step!
10/19/19 12:14 from BlueBroward.org
    (HOORAY FOR  RESTORING THE RIGHT TO VOTE!) Federal Court Rules the Right to Vote in Florida Cannot Be Denied on Account of Wealth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, FL – A federal court today ruled that the r...

We Are Better Than This!
10/18/19 02:39 from BlueBroward.org
    Hi, everybody!     When Elijah Cummings said “We are better than this”, he could have been speaking about so many things that have happened since Trump became President.  And now look what Trump has done to the Kurds.  We...

Broward Democratic Women’s Clubs
10/11/19 21:06 from BlueBroward.org
Please join us to begin the 365 day count down to the 2020 election. Meet Democratic Candidates, laugh, cry, vent and network with us! RSVP to be eligible for a free glass of wine

No VR on Wednesday – Can You Help Tomorrow?
10/07/19 17:18 from BlueBroward.org
    Hi, folks!  Sorry for the extra email.     Wednesday is Yom Kippur and most of the Courthouse is closed.  So we will not be doing voter registration on Wednesday.     Instead,, I will be at the Courthouse tomorrow, Tuesday, from 10 A...

October DEC Democratic Party Meeting Canceled
10/05/19 07:50 from BlueBroward.org
Message from the chair: Hello Broward DEC Members and Elected Officials: I want to make everyone aware of an urgent issue we are having with the annual renewal of our contract to use Deicke Auditorium as our meeting space. We reserve our...

Have You Read the Whistleblower’s Complaint Yet?
09/30/19 03:31 from BlueBroward.org
    Hi, everybody!  Happy Jewish New Year to all!     So I go to New York for 10 days, and the entire political world changes.  Our Speaker of the House is no longer holding back.  Nancy Pelosi now charges Trump with abuse of his office ...

Who will face President Donald Trump in 2020? POLL
08/18/19 11:11 from Shark Tank
It's still very early in the 2020 campaign season, but there is already talk that former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will not be able to sustain his lead, and will concede the all-but assured nomination to one of the more sociali...

Florida Lawmakers Want Accessible Liquefied Natural gas
03/20/19 15:14 from Shark Tank
“This bill makes American liquefied natural gas accessible and cost-effective to regional allies." The post Florida Lawmakers Want Accessible Liquefied Natural gas appeared first on Shark Tank .

President Trump pens $100K check to Homeland Security
03/19/19 11:20 from Shark Tank
President Trump and the congress are still light years away from coming to agreeing on funding the border wall, but now it appears as if Homeland Security is a little bit closer to finding the money it needs to secure the southern border...

Tomato Suspension Agreement Withdrawal Praised by FL Lawmakers
03/17/19 11:54 from Shark Tank
“Our domestic tomato industry has been harmed by Mexican producers dumping tomatoes in the U.S. market.” The post Tomato Suspension Agreement Withdrawal Praised by FL Lawmakers appeared first on Shark Tank .

Patronis Questions DNA Testing Companies’ User Confidentiality
03/16/19 08:24 from Shark Tank
"Customers must be able to reevaluate their willingness to have their genome data shared outside the original intent.” The post Patronis Questions DNA Testing Companies’ User Confidentiality appeared first on Shark Tank .

The Midas Touch
11/19/18 00:56 from Pushing Rope

For People That Think White Supremacy Isn't A Problem
10/25/18 02:44 from Pushing Rope

Quote of the Day: Jared Kushner Edition.
10/23/18 21:49 from Pushing Rope

The Third Way researchers are trying to figure out what happened in 2016.
10/24/17 13:56 from Daily Kos
The Third Way researchers have been conducting research on why people voted the way they did in 2016 and their beliefs are being severely tested.  They thought people would stay in the middle ground of politics and in their way of thinki...

FL-Sen: New UNF Poll Has Bill Nelson (D) & Rick Scott (R) Virtually Tied at 37-36
10/24/17 10:49 from Daily Kos
Latest news out of Florida today courtesy of UNF’s latest poll : A newly released   statewide poll   conducted by the University of Florida finds Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson essentially tied with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, 37 perce...

Investigative reporting bombshell: Florida private schools taking $1 billion with no oversight
10/23/17 13:44 from Daily Kos
While Betsy DeVos does away with protections for our country’s children , and continues to push forward on her billionaire-life’s mission to leave the world a better place for herself when she dies, the Orlando-Sentinel has done an explo...

For stop #2 of his white supremacy tour, Richard Spencer sues Ohio State University
10/22/17 19:53 from Daily Kos
According to the Gainesville Police Department , Tyler Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond, Texas, and bothers William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, both of Pasadena, Texas were arrested about 20 miles north of Gainesville in connection to a sh...

White Supremacy tour at University of Florida begins with a whimper
10/19/17 18:12 from Daily Kos
We haven’t yet run out of yarn, as Richard Spencer kicks off his white supremacy tour at the University of Florida in Gainesville. At least one person was arrested — (an armed person with a press pass outside the venue). It now seems to ...

This Week in Statehouse Action: You Give Laws A Bad Name edition
10/19/17 15:53 from Daily Kos
It’s not as hot as Virginia’s election action this fall, but New Jersey is also home to gubernatorial and state legislative elections next month. And while political rock star Barack Obama is rallying Virginia Democrats for Northam this ...

Donald J Trump; Words have Consequences.
10/19/17 12:54 from Daily Kos
My grandfather, Homer Wilson Sr. was the greatest man I ever knew. He grew up during the great depression. He lost both his parents by the age of thirteen. He dropped out of school with a third grade education. He had to take care of his...

Richard 'don't call me Dick' Spencer's "state of emergency" tour will feature Nazi opening acts
10/18/17 17:39 from Daily Kos
Nazis marching this evening in Gainesville… because tiki torches x A group of about 15 protesters are holding a sign where the Old Joe statue used to be in downtown Gainesville. #SpenceratUF pic.twitter.com/pN1JC5DtBu — Jimena Tavel...

FL-Gov: Gwen Graham (D) Takes Aim At Scott (R), AG Pam Bondi (R) & Big Pharma On Opioid Crisis
10/18/17 15:36 from Daily Kos
Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gwen Graham’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Gwen Graham (D. FL) We have a crisis on our hands in Florida -- and Rick Scott and his administration aren’t doing enough to stop it. The effects o...

Florida National Guard mobilized for Richard Spencer speech in Gainesville Florida
10/17/17 03:16 from Daily Kos
So Richard “don’t call me Dick” Spencer, fresh from declaring that women shouldn’t vote , has decided that getting military security for his speech represents flattery even if banana republics usually use their national guards to “overki...

Florida Republican candidate: “The aliens were dressed in party outfits”
10/16/17 15:35 from Daily Kos
Oh Florida, Is there anything you can’t outdo?  Is there is no event in these United States that Florida doesn’t take right to the edge and throw right over the side.  Gun nuts crazy in your state? They’re not shoot at the hurricane craz...

FL-Sen: Bill Nelson (D) Takes Aim At Trump & GOP's $500 Billion Medicare Cuts
10/14/17 16:25 from Daily Kos
Playing a little catch-up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s (D. FL) re-election campaign: It's unbelievable:   The new Republican budget cuts nearly $500 BILLION from Medicare, all to pay for tax cuts ...

Republican Congresswoman Calls Out Trump's Sabotage of the ACA
10/13/17 12:14 from Daily Kos
www.msn.com/… At least one Republican member of Congress has called out Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") by eliminating the subsidies that keep the program alive and keep millions of Americans insured. In doing s...

A Lesson in Courage: Bob Graham's Vote Against the Iraq War 15 years Later
10/11/17 15:48 from Daily Kos
Devoting his life to public service, my father, Bob Graham, has countless accomplishments that have made me proud  — but I have never been more proud of him than 15 years ago, today, when he stood up to vote against authorizing the Iraq ...

The end for SaintPetersBlog
10/08/17 10:50 from Saint Petersblog
Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — FloridaPolitics.com — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture. Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one. Going forward...

Darden Rice on St. Pete’s campaign finance ordinance — it’s ‘by no means over’
10/08/17 07:00 from Saint Petersblog
Two days after the St. Petersburg City Council passed an ordinance limiting campaign contributions, which is expected to be legally challenged, Council Chair Darden Rice was still exulting. A former president of the League of Women Voter...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma upset; Miami over FSU, finally
10/08/17 06:39 from Saint Petersblog
Four of the top five teams in the country kicked off their games at noon Eastern on Saturday, which suggests that all were expected to roll. No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia all did just that. Then there was No. 3 Oklaho...

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