Jerry Iannelli is Miami New Times’ daily-news reporter. He graduated with honors from Temple University. He then earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He moved to South Florida in 2015.
12 hours ago | Lists
Florida's state minimum wage is just $8.15 per hour, and it's illegal for individual cities to raise their own minimum wages independently. (Miami Beach tried and the governor sued.) In general, the city's wage-rates are staggeringly low compared ...
3 days ago | Health
There are 21 million people in Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio is almost certainly about to vote for an Obamacare repeal bill that, according to a study released yesterday, would likely cut health coverage from 3.2 million of them. That's roughly 15 per...
3 days ago | Marijuana
When Florida's anti-pot lobby, the Drug Free Florida Committee, tried to scare Floridians away from legalizing medical marijuana for cancer and AIDS patients, the group warned that pot patients would be forced to buy their weed from unshowered "bu...
After Clearing Guards Accused of Killing Darren Rainey, Rundle Appointed to State Mental Illness Panel4 days ago | Politics
Arguably the biggest stain on Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's 24-year record involves the death of a mentally ill man. In 2012, witnesses claimed four prison guards at Dade Correctional Institution scalded schizophren...
4 days ago | Education
When a University of Miami student told a dean in 2013 that she'd been raped and was now being stalked by the rapist, the dean offered no help and told her to "avoid those situations" where she'd run into her assailant. Later, that same dean told ...
5 days ago | Politics
More and more Americans are waking up to the fact that no other developed nation subjects its citizens to a nightmarishly cruel health-care system that forces people to sell their homes to pay for cancer treatment. Many have realized that, through...