Miami Florida Business directory From the 1930s through much of the 1960s Florida was essentially a one-party state dominated by white conservative Democrats who together with other Democrats of the "Solid South" exercised considerable control in Congress They have gained slightly less federal money from national programs than they have paid in taxes Since the 1970s conservative white voters in the state have largely shifted from the Democratic to the Republican Party Though the majority of registered voters in Florida are Democrats it continued to support Republican presidential candidates through 2004 except in 1976 and 1996 when the Democratic nominee was from "the South". Contents Downtown Miami is centered on the Central business district (CBD) best known by local Miamians as simply "Downtown" Although distinct neighborhoods with different characters the following neighborhoods are often labeled under the umbrella term of "Downtown Miami":. The port currently operates eight passenger terminals six gantry cranes wharves seven Ro-Ro (Roll-on-Roll-off) docks four refrigerated yards for containers break bulk cargo warehouses and nine gantry container handling cranes in addition the port tenants operate the cruise and cargo terminals which includes their cargo handling and support equipment. .
Florida International University (FIU) (public). Founded in 1925 the University of Miami in nearby Coral Gables is the oldest college in Florida south of Winter Park. Southside Elementary School Miami is also home to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer a range of professional training and other related educational programs Per Scholas for example is a nonprofit organization that offers free professional certification training directed towards successfully passing CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification exams as a route to securing jobs and building careers. ! ; In 2013 Florida refused to participate in providing coverage for the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act popularly called Obamacare the Florida legislature also refused to accept additional Federal funding for Medicaid although this would have helped its constituents at no cost to the state As a result Florida is second only to Texas in the percentage of its citizens without health insurance, In 2005 82% of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28% had a bachelor's degree or higher Among people 16 to 19 years old 7% were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school the total school enrollment in the Miami metro area was 1.4 million in 2005 Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 170,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 879,000 College or graduate school enrollment was 354,000.