Zoning code ‘mistake’ in Coral Gables could make millions for developers
12/08/21 03:32 from Political Cortadito
Coral Gables officials have admitted to making a mistake in February when a rewrite of the zoning code meant to clean up inconsistencies actually increased height and density in an area known as the Biltmore Section. Whoooooops. Now the ...

Musical chairs in city of Miami means power grab for slush fund agencies
12/08/21 00:05 from Political Cortadito
Thank Changó and Ochún that Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has made newly-elected Commissioner Christine King the commission chairwoman. Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla — who curiously served as acting chairman for just one speci...

Miami-Dade Commission approved changes to barely new district lines
12/07/21 03:10 from Political Cortadito
The process for redistricting is still going on in Miami and at the state level (more on that later), but Miami-Dade County is done. Finito. Commissioners approved new boundaries last week after a few last minute amendments. And there wa...

Coral Gables residents urge reversal of upzoning for some of Biltmore section
12/07/21 01:07 from Political Cortadito
But Gables Village planned area development seems to have no opposition On the eve before final approval of a proposed planned area development that will take up an entire city block in the Biltmore Section, a group of Coral Gables resid...

Attorney John Ruiz ruffles Coral Gables feathers with silly football stadium talk
12/06/21 14:44 from Political Cortadito
No real plans in sight for UM Hurricanes home at Coral Gables High Nobody would pay any attention to a late-night TV attorney who enthusiastically tweets over the weekend about building a football stadium for the University of Miami Hurr...

Florida legislators try once again to get speed detection cameras in school zones
12/06/21 01:07 from Political Cortadito
A pair of South Florida legislators — one Democrat, the other Republican — are trying again to allow for the installation of speed cameras to enforce the limit in school zones. The effort died last year but Sen. Ana Maria Rod...

Options for Rickenbacker Causeway Plan Z considered after county analysis
12/05/21 23:58 from Political Cortadito
RFP may go out anew but privatization still considered The Rickenbacker Causeway Plan Z project may not exactly be dead, but it could take on a new form after a virtual meeting Monday with Key Biscayne stakeholders. A recent “value...

Miami mayor’s aide Otto Boudet is developer’s son, Carlos Curbelo protegé
12/04/21 16:02 from Political Cortadito
After an October press conference on former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo‘s controversial and politically-motivated dismissal, Mayor Francis Suarez left his talking points on a podium for all to see. Among the people copied on the...

Miami sues blocked mayoral candidate Mayra Joli for $3,400 in court costs
12/04/21 01:01 from Political Cortadito
The city of Miami has sued a mayoral candidate for $3,400 in court costs after she was disqualified from the race on the grounds that she didn’t meet the residency requirements. In case anyone was wondering, Mayra Joli — a on...

MCM finally gets $70 million airport contract after long protested process
12/03/21 16:48 from Political Cortadito
Miami-Dade has a new mayor as of last year. There are five new commissioners. There’s a new Chief Operating Officer. There’s a new director at Miami International Airport, a new chief of procurement. But the same ol’ po...

Tree removal at Calusa causes concern for promised wildlife protections
12/02/21 19:28 from Political Cortadito
Birds seen scattering and confused by deforesting in second day video Two weeks after the Miami-Dade Commission approved a zoning change from parks and recreation to high density residential — and four days after Mayor Daniella Lev...

Charlie Crist launches ‘Women for Crist’ group in 2022 guv race vs two women
12/02/21 12:52 from Political Cortadito
When Congressman Charlie Crist‘s campaign looked for women to back him in next year’s governor’s race against two viable female candidates, they turned to a small group of relatively unknown women — led by his two...

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...

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