What to Know
- The middle of the week is here – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know.
The middle of the week is here – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know.
Weather wise, an isolated morning shower will give way to a dry and warm afternoon with high temps in the mid-80s.
No. 1 – Election Night brings plenty of change in Florida, Across America
A big night for some and a close call for others as Ron DeSantis is the next governor of Florida and Rick Scott is declaring a win for the senate seat. Locally, Debbie Mucarsel- Powell and Donna Shalala turned two South Florida districts blue.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum that will give teachers at public schools in Miami-Dade County a raise and a tax increase for residents in the county. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says teachers will see bigger pay checks as soon as July 1, 2019.
60 percent of Miami-Dade voters are saying "yes" to David Beckham's proposed soccer stadium. The vote gives the city the green-light to negotiate with the Beckham group on a price and conditions on a final contract.
The greyhound amendment also passed, ending commercial greyhound and other dog racing by 2020.
No. 2 – First time voters make presence felt in 2018
A new NBC exit poll shows one in four Hispanics say they cast a midterm ballot for the first time ever this year – that's 28 percent of Latino voters. For African American voters, 17 percent say they voted for the first time in a midterm election while 11 percent of white people said they voted for the first time in the midterm elections
No. 3 – Pink Wave sweeps the country during election season
There were a number of firsts on election night. Latinos, immigrants, millennials, Muslims and members of the LGBTQ plus community made this one of the most diverse new crop of elected leaders ever.
Have you heard the term pink wave today? Women are paving the way, making history after never held more than 84 combined seats in Congress at one time. While the votes are still being counted, 100 have already been declared the winners in their respective races.
One of them is New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is now the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Earlier this year, the 29 year old defeated a ten term incumbent to win her primary. The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother, Ocasio-Cortez now represents President Trump's home town.