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Rep. Hazelle RogersWith job creation and retention at the top of their agenda for the 2010 session of the Florida Legislature, Florida House members voted unanimously in support of House Bill 7033, a measure that aims to recharge Florida’s economy by giving businesses immediate relief from unemployment compensation tax increases.
Today, the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury indicted suspended City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones for soliciting money from involved parties in the 2006 attempt to extend the name of Brickell Avenue further north along SE 2nd Avenue in downtown Miami.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson announced today that she will not seek re-election to the Board of County Commissioners. “I have been honored and privileged to represent the residents of District 8 for almost 16 years. I’ve worked hard and done my best to serve them and all of Miami-Dade County. Politics is still very much in my blood. I’m looking forward to continuing my work for the good of our community in another way.”
On January 21, 2010, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan creating a Youth Commission to gather input from local youth and teens on County issues affecting them. The Youth Commission would serve in an advisory capacity to the Board, learn about government, participate in the process of Miami-Dade County government, and represent and articulate the needs of youth in the county.   The Youth Commission will consist of 27 students between the ages of 15 and 18 in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Each County Commissioner will appoint two members of the Youth Commission, one of whom must be enrolled in a Miami-Dade County public school. Students appointed by a Commissioner may be a student attending a parochial or private school in the Commissioner’s district.
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