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Hastings Reintroduces Establish National Emergency Centers Bill

Hastings Reintroduces Establish National Emergency Centers Bill (Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) reintroduced the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act, legislation which would authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to create emergency centers for temporary housing and other relief efforts in the event of a natural disaster. Please find attached ...

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Overtown Music Project

  Friends, Overtown Music Project's annual fundraiser will be at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach on Saturday, January 26, 2013, and will showcase a mash up of an 18-piece big band with hip hop, funk and soul. MASEO from De La Soul will be DJ'ing.   The event celebrates the connection between Overtown and the Fontainebleau, a hotel where Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Etta James once performed.The ev ...

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Governor’s Salary Increase Proposal

Regarding Governor Rick Scott’s Proposed Teacher Raises   By BTU President Sharon Glickman, Esq. January 23, 2013      “Florida’s teachers need raises, but the state has a long tradition of taking away as much as they give to public schools, teachers and support staff as well as our students.   The fact that the Governor is proposing raises after he just balanced the state budget on the backs of the state’s ...

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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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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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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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