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Miami-Dade Residents Speak Up About Proposed Budget

Aug 12, 2015
Lisann Ramos

This month Miami-Dade County residents have the chance to voice their opinions on the county’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 

There are eight town halls that will take place in August throughout the county.

On Tuesday County Mayor Carlos Gimenez presented the budget to residents at the West Kendall Regional Library.

"I’m happy to report that Miami-Dade County has turned a corner and that better days are ahead because of the sacrifices that we made during some very difficult times and economic times that we had here in our county," said Gimenez.

John O'Connor / WLRN

Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado says she is running for Miami-Dade County mayor.

The 40-year-old Regalado filed the paperwork on Monday. She’ll challenge incumbent Carlos Gimenez, who has held the office since 2011.

Regalado says Gimenez is out of touch with county voters.

“I think that a lot of the decisions that are being made at the county have more to do with who comes to visit the mayor, and what ideas they have; what lobbyists bring what proposals," she says.

Florida Is Weird. But Here's What Was Weirdest This Year.

Dec 31, 2013
Sammy Mack, John Spade, Roberto Koltun, Andrew Derksen / WLRN, Flickr, El Nuevo Herald, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Cooperative Pest Survey Program

Florida can be a pretty weird place, and it's something of a holiday tradition for news organizations throughout the state to put together lists of the weirdest stories of the year. (Read our "Why South Florida Can't Have Nice Things" roundup from last year.)

We decided to go straight to the people on the front lines: WLRN-Miami Herald News anchors, producers, editors and reporters. Here are what they thought were the most bizarre Florida stories of 2013. 

Below, we've compiled a list of notable results in Tuesday's Miami-Dade County elections, including the chosen mayors for Homestead, Hialeah, Miami and Miami Beach.

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