Top News This Week In South Florida: Dolphins Referendum, Venezuelan Election And Medicaid
Join us for an hour of conversation about the week's news on The Florida Roundup, live at noon on WLRN. Here's what we're watching:
- Miami-Dade strikes a deal with the Miami Dolphins football team over Sun Life stadium renovations. Now it’s up to the state to give its blessing and for county voters to give theirs in a special election on May 14. Have the Dolphins done enough to convince you?
- It’s election time in Venezuela again, as the country picks a successor to the late Hugo Chavez.
- For the first time in years, the state government has a surplus. The Senate unanimously passes a budget, but Democrats are unhappy with the House's budget because it does not include a plan for Medicaid expansion.
- Plus, a complex bill that would raise property insurance rates is sailing through the state Senate. According to Citizens Property Insurance president Barry Gilway, the Senate bill would raise rates by more than 60% in South Florida.
Host Phil Latzman speaks with panelists Al Sunshine of CBS4, Teresa Frontado of El Nuevo Herald, and Toluse Olorunnipa of The Miami Herald.
Be part of the conversation here from noon to one.