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.
Trinidadian-born Jennifer Carroll last month stepped down from her post as lieutenant governor of Florida as law enforcement probed a company she once served as a consultant. Carrollâ€™s sudden resignation culminated what observers believed was a tumultuous term following her selection for the stateâ€™s second highest political job by Floridaâ€™s Governor Rick Scott. â€œShe did the right thing for the state and for her family,â€ Scott said at a news conference last month.
The City of Miramar Police Department, Broward Sheriffâ€™s Office of West Park/Pembroke Park and Broward Crime Stoppers have joined Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis and West Parkâ€™s Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson in hosting a gun buyback event in the City of Miramar. According to Commissioner Davis, "I think it is very important that as a City we do our part in helping to get unwanted guns of the streets and preventing them from getting into the wrong hands." This will take place on April 20th 2013 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m. at Christway Baptist Church located at 3800 South Douglas Rd, Miramar, FL 33025.