The Broward County Commission has voted to declare May Haitian Cultural Heritage Month in the South Florida community. The resolution, passed last month and sponsored by Jamaican-born Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, allows the commission to provide $15,000 to the Community Access Center in Miramar and $1,700 for in-kind promotional services for events celebrating Haitian Cultural Heritage Month.
Miami, FL â€” Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) will host the grand opening of the 24th Congressional District office in Miramar, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Miramar district office is located on the first floor of city hall, at 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Florida 33025. The public is invited. â€œThe 24th Congressional district is growing due to increased population and boundary changes. As a result, my Congressional office must grow with it and extend its reach to be more accessible to my constituents in Broward County. The newly opened Miramar district office will provide convenience and direct access to my Congressional staff, to address the concerns and meet the needs of my constituents,â€ said Congresswoman Wilson.
MIAMI, FL â€“ Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4, has been working on the State and Federal levels with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Senator Bill Nelson and others on legislation to stop identity theft / tax fraud. As the Vice Chair of Public Safety and Justice for the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Chair of the Miami- Dade Public Safety Committee, Commissioner Heyman has championed this safety issue nationwide and especially here in Miami-Dade County.
Tallahassee, FL â€“ By a vote of 111-4, the House recently passed HB 7051, In-State Tuition for Resident Purposes. This bill attempts by Democrats over the last several years to allow legal residents (U.S. born children) who are of undocumented parents to receive in-state tuition rates at Florida colleges and universities. Last year, I co-sponsored a similar bill, HB 441 with Representative Reggie Fullwood (D-Jacksonville). The bill was never heard in a committee. Last summer, a Miami judge struck down the Florida administrative rule that denied our US citizen children the right to in-state tuition. HB 7051 effectively codifies that ruling in addition to doing other things as mentioned below.