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On March 16, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s resolution asking the federal government to assist Haitian nationals affected by January’s earthquake. The item urges President Obama to waive fees associated with filing for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) within the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced earlier this year that it would provide TPS to Haitian nationals who sought refuge in the U.S. as of January 12, 2010, the date of the earthquake.
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.”
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