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First Broward County budget workshop is today

First Broward County budget workshop is today

Broward County (April 16, 2013) – The first of four Broward County budget workshops begins today, April 16, at 10 a.m. in Room 430 of the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Broward County Commissioners will receive updated budget outlooks for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). The agenda includes presentations on the proposed FY14 Aviation and Port Everglades operating budgets and their corresponding capital programs through Fiscal Year 2018. Presentations on beach renourishment, the Spangler/Eisenhower Boulevard Bypass road project and […]

by · April 16, 2013 · Broward County, Government
Morning must-read: BuzzFeed on the endless vetting of Marco Rubio

Morning must-read: BuzzFeed on the endless vetting of Marco Rubio

By  Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog.com (April 15, 2013) – This morning’s must-read comes via BuzzFeed. “The enduring notion that the ‘Republican savior’ may have feet of clay has followed him since his arrival on the national stage three years ago,” writes McKay Coppins. “It’s been a subject of gossip among the chattering Miami politicos at The Biltmore, a talking point pushed by bloodthirsty Democrats eager to stop his ascent, and a constant source of frustration in the Senator’s orbit.” “Rubio is just 41, but […]

by · April 15, 2013 · Government, News, Politics
Preview of what to expect from the state legislature this week

Preview of what to expect from the state legislature this week

By Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog.com (April 15, 2013) – The budget could go to conference this week, depending on when leaders work out allocations. Starting mid-week, both chambers have kept some time free in case conference committees on the budget are noticed. The session is flying toward its end, but there remain several major pieces of legislation still in committee. A number of those will be heard this week. On the floors, a texting while driving ban could come up in the Senate, […]

by · April 15, 2013 · Events, Featured, Government, News, Politics
Hallandale Beach accuses Inspector General of “factual inaccuracies”

Hallandale Beach accuses Inspector General of “factual inaccuracies”

By William Gjebre, BrowardBulldog.org (April 14, 2013) – Hallandale Beach officials have fired back at county investigators who last month found “gross mismanagement” of tax funds at the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, accusing them of “numerous factual inaccuracies” and challenging their legal authority. In its official 10-page response to the Broward Inspector General’s report, the city also said the OIG had misinterpreted the state statute governing the CRA. “It is this failure which results in the OIG (Office of Inspector General) […]

by · April 14, 2013 · Broward County, Government, News, Politics
Rubio joins fight to spare air traffic control towers

Rubio joins fight to spare air traffic control towers

By Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog.com (April 13, 2013) –  A bipartisan effort to spare air traffic control towers from budget-related closure is throttling-up in the US Senate. On Friday, the office of U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., confirmed Marco Rubio, the junior senator and Republican from Florida, has signaled his support for the Protect Our Skies Act. “Sen. Rubio has signed on to the bill. It’s gaining a lot of traction,” said Garrette Silverman, a spokeswoman for Moran, an early sponsor of […]

by · April 13, 2013 · Featured, Government, News, Travel
Broward Mayor, “State of Our County” is strong

Broward Mayor, “State of Our County” is strong

Broward County (April 12,2013) – Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs, Florida Governor Rick Scott and Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools Robert Runcie were the featured speakers at the Broward Workshop’s Fifth Annual Broward “State of Our County” forum. “The State of Broward County is strong. Unemployment is at 6.2 percent, the third lowest in the state for all metropolitan areas. As Mayor, I have named this year the “Year of the Neighbor” with a tri-county compact signed and endorsed by […]