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Florence Snyder: In memory of Roxcy Bolton, #EndTheBacklog

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In 1960s Dade County, men who were privileged to be newspaper columnists could — and did — mock “women’s libbers” like Roxcy Bolton in the pages of the Miami Herald. Department stores could — and did — have fancy private dining rooms open only to men. Banks could — and did — deny credit cards and loans to women who did not have a husband or father willing to co-sign. If police and prosecutors thought about rape at all, they…

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Miami Herald shamefully defends Jackson Memorial on terrible quality ratings

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When a community’s largest “safety net” hospital receives terrible quality scores from federal reviewers, you’d expect the local paper to take the gloves off with this news. You know, to ensure that residents can make informed choices and avoid unnecessary harm. Not so the Miami Herald, which released Thursday what better resembles a long list of excuses for why Jackson Memorial’s abysmal safety ratings aren’t as bad as they truly are. Jackson Memorial’s attempt to frame its failures as due to “deeply…

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Meet Brian Goldmeier, the fundraising powerhouse behind Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

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Campaign finance reports for the month of October were due Tuesday; one such report that is worth taking note of is the fundraising for Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. Gimenez, who is up for re-election in 2016 and formally announced his campaign Oct. 1, posted an eye-popping $1.2 million for the month, between his campaign and political committee (almost $800,000 of which came to the campaign by way of checks under $1000). That figure is in addition to the nearly…

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Needle exchange program for Miami-Dade County advances in Florida Senate

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Legislation that would authorize the University of Miami and its affiliates to establish a single sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County as a means to prevent the transmission of blood-borne diseases passed unanimously in a Senate committee this morning. The bill (SB 1040)  is being advanced by Palm Gardens Democrat Oscar Braynon, It’s been a goal for legislators and medical professionals in Miami for several years now. “The evidence that needle exchanges prevents HIV and hepatitis is as…

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Some hospitals lose, some win under possible LIP revamp

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Behind the scenes of a looming budget stalemate it turns out Florida and officials of the federal government are negotiating a revamped funding formula for hospitals that could cause a dramatic change of fortune for them. Florida has already been told it won’t receive the more than $1 billion in federal aid it has been getting as part of the Low Income Pool (LIP) program. The program is a pot of supplemental Medicaid dollars, mostly money collected from local taxpayers…

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Late-night deal reached on a nearly $70 billion spending plan

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From the Florida Current: House and Senate budget negotiators racing against the clock reached a deal late Monday night on a nearly $70 billion spending plan. The last-minute agreement means that state lawmakers will be able to end the 2010 session on time. The final deal came amid a flurry of last-minute changes, including a decision to spare state libraries from budget cuts, an agreement to offer help to financially ailing Jackson Memorial Hospital and a boost of $50 million…

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