After a bitter months-long struggle, Miami-Dade commissioners finally approve a $6.3 billion dollar budget.
Although the county's libraries avoided deep cuts, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is facing serious slashes.
59 firefighters are on track to be laid off and three fire trucks would be eliminated.
Despite passionate pleas from several Miami-Dade firefighters who gave commissioners a piece of their mind, the county decided to hold out hope that a federal grant would save those trucks and those jobs.
The county saved the fire department's $641,000-per-year venom-response unit by dipping into the general fund, as well as by redirecting money from a program that collaborates with federal immigration agents in efforts to detain undocumented immigrants.