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Hastings Votes Against the “No Budget, No Pay Act”

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) voted against H.R. 325, the “No Budget, No Pay Act,” which would suspend the debt ceiling through May 18, 2013, as well as withhold salaries from Members of Congress if the House and Senate do not adopt a budget resolution by April 15, 2013. “I voted against this legislation because we don’t have time to waste on silly political gimmicks that co ...

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Beyonce Sings National Anthem at Obama Inauguration

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PRO-FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK DAN MARINO TO HOST THE DAN MARINO FOUNDATION WALKABOUT AUTISM

on Saturday, January 26, 2013   FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – The Dan Marino Foundation has once again teamed up with local South Florida autism agencies to celebrate the Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, brought to you by Walgreens.  This event will benefit the Autism Societies of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) and The Dan Marino Foundation. T ...

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BTU Media Statement Regarding Florida Supreme Court Ruling

By BTU President Sharon Glickman, Esq.      “Today’s Florida Supreme Court ruling against Florida’s hardworking public employees is disheartening.   The only reason the Legislature and Governor took this action in the first place was to balance the state’s budget by taking money from Florida’s middle class workers who can least afford to lose it.   Florida’s public employees were promised a non-contributory ...

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OBAMA POLICY COULD HELP IMMIGRANT’S BID TO BECOME LAWYER

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 17, 2013.........An undocumented immigrant seeking Florida Supreme Court approval to practice law has received a boost from an Obama administration policy aimed at helping young illegal immigrants stay and work in the country. Jose Godinez-Samperio, who came to the United States at age 9 from Mexico and graduated from the Florida State University law school, has been approv ...

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2013 King Holiday Celebration

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City to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., with ceremony NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Officials and staff from the City of North Lauderdale will celebrate the incredible life of Martin Luther King Jr., during a ceremony at City Hall Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public and will feature a keynote address by Broward County School Board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood, historical readings, vid ...

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FAMU CONTINUES NEGOTIATIONS WITH DIRECTOR OF MARCHING AND PEP BANDS CANDIDATE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) is continuing its negotiation efforts with one of the candidates for the director of marching and pep bands. The university will not make an announcement about an appointment today, but will make an announcement if all details are finalized. “We felt we had a firm commitment on Monday, but there were concerns expressed by the candidate regarding the new ...

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Alcee L. Hastings Commemorates Signing of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act

Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) commemorated President Obama’s signing of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (S.3472). The Uninterrupted Scholars Act is bipartisan legislation that Hastings co-sponsored, which amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to grant a child welfare agency direct and unencumbered access to the academic records of young people in their care, while ...

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JACKSON HOSPITALS JOIN TRAUMA CARE FRAY

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 15, 2013.........After seeing their trauma-center proposals get shelved, two hospitals in Miami's Jackson Health System have filed legal challenges contending that the Florida Department of Health has made "selective" decisions about allowing new trauma facilities. Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital ...

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