| Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON — "The worst-case scenario for us," a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, "is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens."
Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott took a shot at President Obama yesterday about the federal sequestration forcing some furloughs of National Guardsmen as the hurricane season ramps up.
Today, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is shooting back with a letter...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:44 AM
In light of the sacrifice faced by furloughed federal workers – and public cynicism toward Congress these days -- South Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday he will donate $8,700 of his pay to local charities.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Despite an infusion of extra funds from Congress, the nation’s cash-strapped weather-forecasting system is about to get pinched on the verge of hurricane season.
Federal officials say they have the resources to warn storm-prone Florida and...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Agustín Morales walked out of the Broward Transitional Center in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday, one of the scores of undocumented immigrants being released from South Florida detention facilties this week by federal officials who say they can no longer...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Perhaps County Commissioner Stacy Ritter never heard of Dale Carnegie, the famous self-help author, whose books included the huge best seller “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:18 PM
DANIA BEACH – From a new mountain towering 65 feet over Federal Highway, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel surveyed a massive airport construction project Monday and said they were pleased with the view.
Touring what will become...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m.
Original blog post | 2:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
| Mar 17, 2013
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Needy senior citizens won’t get breakfast and poor children won’t get rides to pre-school under $2 million in Palm Beach County budget cuts approved Tuesday as a result of Congress failing to reach a budget deal.
The county expects to lose...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Congress failing to reach a budget deal could force $2 million in Palm Beach County cuts, affecting programs such as pre-school for poor children and meals for the elderly.
The county gets about $36 million a year in federal money for community services...