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And it looks like political drama in the Legislature could be a major factor:

So what’s coming today? Both chambers will be back in session and the debates will likely rage on.

So you know, this is how we’re defining “progress” on gun control legislation: Any announced plan or direction that identifies specific policy changes or any filed or approved legislation. It can be  tricky to say a clear “yes” or “no” on any given day, but we’re going with what we think is the overall trend of decisions made that day.

SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT

Joining a gym can get pricey or feel intimidating. So if SoulCycle or Orangetheory aren’t  quite right for you, don’t worry.

There are plenty of ways to stay in shape without dropping cash on a gym membership and we got a crash course from fitness trainer Jessica Bigio, owner of JustGoodNess. She walked New Tropic reader Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon through eight exercises that you can do just about anywhere in the 305 – and we included some fun GIFs so you can see how they’re done.

Check it out here.

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305

Dramaaaa. This time Thursday, all of Miami-Dade thought Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was ditching the 305 to be New York City’s schools chancellor after Politico reported it as basically a done deal. The 305 freaked out.  Someone started the Twitter account @StayCarvalhoMIA. And apparently that changed Carvalho’s mind. At the dramatic emergency school board meeting called Thursday morning to discuss it, after people chanted, “Please don’t go,” and someone read him a poem, he said “I have underestimated the emotional tug” and the impact “crying members of the community have had on me” and turned down the Big Apple. Now, it’s New York City that is scrambling. (Twitter, Politico, Miami Herald, WLRN)

Shiny objects. A transit corridor between Miami and Miami Beach is back on the table, but rail is no longer a part of it. The county is eyeing something called “personal rapid transit” vehicles, which are basically driverless pods that can carry up to six people and don’t require fixed tracks. “The future of transit isn’t mass transit,” Mayor Gimenez said. “It’s PRT.” 🤔 (Miami Today)

Spoke too soon. The Beckham Group’s got big, visionary plans for their new soccer stadium – so big, it turns out, that the stadium might not fit on the land set aside for it in Overtown. Now everyone’s buzzing about a possible relocation to a different neighborhood. That would make a lot of neighbors happy – many have been against the stadium coming to Overtown from the start. (Miami Herald)

DIY. Under Florida law, all gun laws are made at the state level and any local governments who pass their own risk fines and firings. But after Parkland, many cities are fed up with having no say – and now the Coral Springs mayor is calling for a referendum on banning assault weapons. He’ll need to get 8 percent of Florida voters to sign petitions to get it on the ballot. (Sun-Sentinel)

#MeToo no more. Just a month ago, the #MeToo movement was barreling through Tallahassee, forcing resignations, cultural changes, and sweeping legislation. Then Parkland happened. Now,  a bill described as “the strongest sexual harassment reforms in the nation” is “all but dead” because there won’t be time to hear it again before the session ends. (Miami Herald)

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AND THE WINNERS OF MIAMI AGAINST HUMANITY WERE...

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THAT’S ALL FOR THE WEEK.

But don’t sleep on Sunday’s 305 Day celebration at the Leah Arts District.


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