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Today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved by a 7-3 vote an anti-discrimination resolution <http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=160879&file=true&yearFolder=Y2016> presented by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. The item calls for county leadership to actively recruit organizations and businesses that have boycotted North Carolina and Mississippi due to their recently passed discriminatory laws against LGBT people. The resolution also directs the mayor to study the feasibility of a ban on official county travel to both states. County staff will also work with the Commissioner to determine what limitations to purchasing goods and services from those states can also be implemented. The administration has 90 days to complete the report.
Florida homeowners now have better and more options to protect their property and avoid the financial consequences of lender-forced property insurance coverage. Rep. Hazelle Rogers, serving on behalf of the Broward County Legislative Delegation and with a host of advocates and stakeholders, worked with the state-created Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to change rules and ease the way to a solution for at-risk consumers.
Recently, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. He released the following statement about his experience: "This week I visited the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – a critical military and national security asset serving key roles in the war on terrorism, drug and migrant interdiction, and as a strategic forward base for the Atlantic Fleet.
With the impending retirement of sitting City Manager Ron Gorland set for July 31st, last night the Miami Springs City Council named Assistant City Manager/Finance Director William Alonso to the position. Although Alonso’s official start date is August 1st, the transition will be taking place over the next few months to ensure a seamless changeover.
What if the next President of the United States decided not to move to the nation’s capital? After the election, they announced plans to fly into Washington on Monday – keep office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – and return home on Friday. What if they were comfortable sleeping on the sofa in the Oval Office, showering at the gym, and eating in the staff cafeteria when they were in town?
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