Annette Taddeo, failing to gain traction for her campaign for governor, drops out
State Sen. Annette Taddeo, who failed to gain traction for her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor, dropped out of the race, creating a one-on-one faceoff between the two leading candidates, Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried.sun-sentinel.com
South Miami celebrates Colombian artwork and its sister city, Medellin
The day featured Colombian dancers, traditional foods and fragrant flower arrangements in honor of South Miami’s new sister city relationship with Medellin, Colombia. “South Miami is almost 100 years old and has never had a sister city, which is a relationship with an international city to promote cultural ties,” Liebman said. Commissioner Liebman envisions further artistic expression throughout South Miami’s park system. “I’d like to see an ‘art mile’ that frames the Underline through South Miami,” he said. It is located at 8600 Red Rd, South Miami, FL 33143.communitynewspapers.com
Democratic Black Caucus of Florida Endorses Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried for the Democratic Primary at its 39th Annual Conference
By Louis C WardThe Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF)endorsed Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried for the Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, provided viable workshops and roundtables, and culminated its 39th Conference with an entertaining and enlightening Gala. Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried and Senator Annette Taddeo both delivered informative and persuasive presentations at the Gubernatorial Candidate Forum. “This endorsement,” said Commissioner Fried, “means everything to me, my team, and our supporters fighting to beat Ron DeSantis. “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” said DBCF President Mallory, citing the Theme of the 2022 DBCF Conference. Ms. Francine Garcia, Treasurer of Lake County Democratic Black Caucus, said, “I thought this year’s conference was one of the better ones.thewestsidegazette.com
Annette Taddeo calls for boycott of redistricting Special Session
Sen. Annette Taddeo said she won’t show for next week’s Special Session on redistricting. “At this time, Legislative reapportionment staff is not drafting or producing a map for introduction during the Special Session,” read a joint memo from the Republican leaders. DeSantis’ office did submit two maps (P 0079 and P 0094) during the regular Session through the Florida Redistricting website’s public portal. “It’s too bad between the Senate President and the Speaker of the House they couldn’t put together one spine to stand up to DeSantis,” Taddeo tweeted. “I’m calling the rest of my Democratic colleagues in the Legislature to join me in the cojones caucus and boycott this upcoming Special Session.”thewestsidegazette.com
Gladys Mezrahi honored by Sen. Taddeo during “ Colombia Day” at the Florida Capitol
Years ago, Florida Senator Annette Taddeo created an initiative to honor Colombians who have made an impact and contributed to the economic growth of Florida. One of the honorees at the 2022 event held in Tallahasseewas the Hon. Gladys Mezrahi who was surprised by Sen. Taddeo with a proclamation in her honor as the first elected official from Colombia in the State of Florida and her contributions as a business owner and for her community service. Many elected officials joined in the celebration, including the Israel Council General to Florida who took time for a refajo toast with Sen. Victor Torres and Marta Arias from the Colombian-American Bar Association. Mezrahi met with Senators Lauren Book and Jason Pizzo about her program, “LovingMeMore by The Power of the Heels Foundation” for at-risk girls in black communities, and received great advice from both legislators.communitynewspapers.com
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: February 6, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg welcome State Sen. Annette Taddeo, attorney J.C. Planas, congressional candidates Rosalind Osgood and Joseph Carter, and Chair of Miami-Dade's Black Affairs Advisory Board Stephen Johnson.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: October 24, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Florida gubernatorial candidate Annette Taddeo, Congressional candidates State Rep. Bobby DuBose, State Rep. Omari Hardy and State Sen. Perry Thurston, Miami resident Andriana Oliva and attorney Quinn Smith.
Zoo Miami Foundation gets $500K from state for new animal hospital
AdvertisementZoo Miami Foundation recently announced that it received a $500,000 appropriation from the State of Florida for Zoo Miami’s new animal hospital. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will assign the state funds to Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami’s current animal hospital opened in 1986 with one veterinarian, one technician and served less than 1,000 animals. With minimal updates over the past 30 years, general wear and tear and with the growth of number of animals and species, Zoo Miami must build a new veterinary hospital. For more information and to offer your support, contact Ron Stayton, Chief development officer, Zoo Miami Foundation, at 305-255-5551 or email@example.com
Zoo Miami receives $500k for Animal Hospital
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will assign the state funds to Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami’s current animal hospital opened in 1986 with one veterinarian, one technician and served less than 1,000 animals. With minimal updates over the past 30 years, general wear and tear and with the growth of number ofanimals and species, we must build a new veterinary hospital at Zoo Miami. “We are grateful to Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez, Representative Anthony Rodriguez, Senator Annette Taddeo and the rest of the Dade Delegation for their support in this animal hospital appropriation,” said Eric Eikenberg, Chair of the Board for Zoo Miami Foundation. For further information and to offer your support, contact Ron Stayton, Chief Development Officer, Zoo Miami Foundation, at (305) 255-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week in South Florida Podcast: June 13, 2021
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, host Michael Putney is joined by Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Touching Miami with Love Vice President Trina Harris, President of United Teachers of Dade Karla Hernandez Mats and Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: June 13, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Michael Putney is joined by Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Touching Miami with Love Vice President Trina Harris, President of United Teachers of Dade Karla Hernandez Mats and Florida state Sen. Annette Taddeo.
Twitter's suspension of fired Florida data scientist marks a win for Gov. Ron DeSantis
Twitter suspended the account of Rebekah Jones earlier this week — a win for Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Washington Post reports.What happened: Jones, a fired health department worker whom the state recognized as a whistleblower last month, had her account suspended for violating "spam and platform manipulation" rules.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Representatives for DeSantis' office told the Post that the suspension was "long overdue," calling Jones "thenews.yahoo.com
Nikki Fried barely won her first and only election. Supporters see her as Democrats’ best hope to topple Ron DeSantis
When Nikki Fried announces her candidacy for governor on Tuesday, she'll instantly become a top-tier contender. She's a young, fresh face for Democrats. But she faces significant obstacles to winning the Democratic nomination.sun-sentinel.com
This Week in South Florida Podcast: April 4, 2021
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department of Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson, state lawmakers Sen. Annette Taddeo and Rep. Daniel Perez, Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried and South Florida Water Management District board member Ron Bergeron.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: April 4, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department of Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson, state lawmakers Sen. Annette Taddeo and Rep. Daniel Perez, Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried and South Florida Water Management District board member Ron Bergeron.
The Latest: New Zealand opens 1st big vaccination clinic
New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people from the coronavirus. (New Zealand Ministry of Health via AP)WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people from the coronavirus. Gordon cites Wyoming’s declining number of COVID-19 cases and its success in distributing vaccines as reasons to lift the restrictions. AdThe nation of 1.3 million has seen a rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases n the past few weeks. Italy’s total virus cases surpassed 3 million last week, with a new surge powered by the highly contagious variant that was first identified in Britain.
This Week in South Florida Podcast: March 7, 2021
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast are Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Christina White, state lawmakers Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca, Broward Health Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Dr. Aldo Calvo and Executive Director of the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition Barry Wray. Subscribe to the weekly TWISF Podcast on iOS or Android
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: March 7, 2021
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of This Week in South Florida are Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Christina White, state lawmakers Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca, Broward Health Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Dr. Aldo Calvo and Executive Director of the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition Barry Wray. The full video can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida: Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Florida Legislative Session got to work this week, advancing several bills that have sparked loud debate. A vote-by-mail bill will be discussed, as will others including bills to crack down on demonstrators, provide legal immunity to businesses and health care providers for problems with COVID-19 and a bill to overturn an election in Key West that limited cruise ships from docking there. State Senator Annette Taddeo is a Democrat from Southwest Miami-Dade County and state Rep. Chip LaMarca is a Republican from East Broward County. They joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney and their discussion can be seen at the top of this page.
Sunshine State dims for Dems amid election losses, cash woes
Democrats hope to make deeper strides in changing their fortunes in a state that has become friendlier place for Republicans. And that was despite $100 million spent by Michael Bloomberg to help Democrats in the state. When the spending tally is complete, the last election cycle in Florida is expected to rank as among the most expensive in state history. Ad“I don’t know anybody who’s happy with investing $100 million and not winning,” said Manny Diaz, the new chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Diaz, the state party chairman, is trying to reverse the slide in its voter registration advantage over Republicans.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: December 6, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of This Week in South Florida are Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez, state Sen. Annette Taddeo, state Rep. Chip LaMarca and attorneys Juan-Carlos Planas and Justin Sayfie. The full episode can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida: Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca
The investigation into who masterminded and funded the shill candidates now includes Frank Artiles, a former state Senator who resigned in disgrace and who is now asking to be appointed to the Miami-Dade Commission. Two people in a position to stop political manipulation are current state lawmakers, and two of them joined This Week in South Florida. Annette Taddeo is a Democratic state Senator representing Kendall and Southwest Miami-Dade. Chip LaMarca is a Republican representing Broward County’s coastal communities, from Hollywood to the north county line. They joined TWISF hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg, and their discussion can be seen at the top of this page.
Florida Democrats Say the Party Must Change
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free. Support UsAfter getting trounced in this year's election, Florida Democrats agree: They need to change. Two House Democrats in South Florida, Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala, lost their seats to Republican newcomers to national politics. After Election Day, a number of Florida Democrats took to Twitter to share their frustration, including state Rep. Shevrin Jones and state Sen. Jason Pizzo. Compared to Republicans, Pizzo says, Democrats have not been as present in South Florida during the off-years between election cycles.browardpalmbeach.com
Florida Democrats Say the Party Must Change
After getting trounced in this year's election, Florida Democrats agree: They need to change. After Election Day, a number of Florida Democrats took to Twitter to share their frustration, including state Rep. Shevrin Jones and state Sen. Jason Pizzo. — Jason Pizzo (@senpizzo) November 5, 2020Pizzo says the Democratic Party, at least in Florida, needs systemic change. Rengifo-Keller believes Democrats need to distance themselves from members of the party who are further left, like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.miaminewtimes.com
With another Florida loss, Democrats begin second guessing
As election postmortems go, the one that began in Florida Wednesday was especially wrenching for Democrats. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Perhaps only in Florida is a loss by fewer than 4 percentage points considered a public drubbing. Democrats zeroed in on two clear explanations: Biden didn't connect with the state's Latino voters, performing particularly poorly with Cuban voters in South Florida. Some Democrats also give Republicans credit for registering thousands of new voters and narrowing the voter registration advantage Democrats have long had. For Taddeo, the Democratic state senator, it means going back to basics.
Trump visiting Florida during a pandemic, hurricane threat
With Air Force One in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event with Florida Sheriffs in Tampa, Fla., Friday, July 31, 2020. In Florida, Trump also participated in a meeting to review the response to COVID-19 and the states preparedness for Hurricane Isaias, which was centered in the Bahamas on Friday and expected to move near South Florida on Saturday. Asked if the rising COVID-19 death toll could diminish his chances in the state, Trump told reporters that he had confidence in his adopted home state. Democratic supporters of Biden in Florida criticized Trump for coming to the state to fundraise during such a critical time for the state and nation. President Trumps leadership on coronavirus has put us in a strong position to protect vulnerable Americans and rebuild our economy, he said.
Bill filed to make day after Halloween a school holiday in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida students may soon be able to sleep in after a long night of Halloween trick-or-treating. A bill filed by Florida Sen. Annette Taddeo would make Nov. 1, the day after Halloween, an official school holiday. Taddeo, who represents District 40 in Southwest Miami-Dade County, filed SB 1462 in the Florida legislature on Monday. Parents and students have long complained about having to wake up early after a night of fun on All-Hallows’ Eve. Taddeo’s bill will allow children to fully enjoy the holiday.
How Russian intelligence officers interfered in the 2016 election
There was a lot of testimony during this past week's impeachment inquiry about foreign interference in our 2016 election, including the president's assertion that Ukraine was involved. All have access to the underlying intelligence, and have no doubt the Russians interfered in the 2016 election. 60 Minutes Extra: Department of Justice senior official on 2016 Russian election hack effortPosing as Guccifer 2.0, the Russians offered up stolen documents to Julian Assange's WikiLeaks and self proclaimed "dirty trickster" Roger Stone. Will you make a commitment not to use any of these stolen materials in the-- in the campaign, or in the 2016 election?" Nevins posted the stolen documents on his website, organized in files, and alerted Florida journalists who couldn't resist publishing the Democrats' secrets.cbsnews.com
Florida state senator decries being targeted by 2016 Russian election hacking
Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo will appear on 60 Minutes Sunday to decry the Russian hack of the 2016 elections. Department of Justice officials say those files were hacked and dumped by a Russian military intelligence units. Florida State Senator Annette TaddeoTaddeo speaks to Bill Whitaker for a report that explains in detail how the Russians stole the critical information and disseminated it to undermine political candidates in 2016. Robert Anderson, who played leading roles in the FBI's counter intelligence and cyber security divisions, tracked Russian intelligence operatives for years. He warns in an interview with Whitaker that the Russians will be back for the 2020 election.cbsnews.com
Some Florida lawmakers late in disclosing their finances
Florida Sen. Annette Taddeo, a Democrat, and Florida Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin, a Republican, are among the state lawmakers who failed to disclose their financials. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's Democratic lawmakers are proving to be much worse than their Republican colleagues in complying with a state law that requires they disclose their finances. "They shouldn't give us the grace period, because we all take advantage of it!" But that's not what's going on here with me - ignoring a deadline because I know there's a grace period." Democratic Sen. Gary Farmer said the trend along party lines is probably just coincidental.
Bill de Blasio Roasted for Quoting Che Guevara at Miami Campaign Stop
But at a rally today for striking workers at Miami International Airport, New York City mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio broke the most obvious rule of Miami politicking: Don't quote Che Guevara. de Blasio shouted, according to video taken by a CBS Miami reporter. State Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, another protest attendee, demanded de Blasio apologize, as others took whacks at de Blasio online. https://t.co/y0Z7bfKgbC Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) June 27, 2019By the evening, De Blasio had apologized online and claimed that he didnt know that Che popularized the phrase. But reporters in his hometown also dug up evidence that De Blasio had used the phrase at least once before in 2013.miaminewtimes.com
De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally
De Blasio said he would stand by the workers "every step of the way." __ or "Until victory, always" __ a phrase most associated with revolutionary leader Che Guevara. How can anyone wanting to be the leader of the free world quote a murderous guerrilla - in Miami no less!" The strike was to protest what workers called hazardous working conditions and was first reported by CBS Miami in April. "There will be voices that tell you there is not enough money to treat working people right," de Blasio told the strikers.chicagotribune.com