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Courthouse consultant KPMG leaks confidential proposal, ousted

Courthouse consultant KPMG leaks confidential proposal, ousted

Less than a month before a decision on how to move forward on a new Miami-Dade courthouse, consultants last week leaked a confidential unsolicited proposal to a potential competitor. As a result, KPMG is no…

Super Bowl LIV team here looks for business players

Super Bowl LIV team here looks for business players

As Miami prepares to host Super Bowl LIV in 2020, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee is looking to curate a list of 300-plus event-ready businesses in 35 business lines to work with Super Bowl…

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Miami downtown riverfront targeted for three towers

Miami downtown riverfront targeted for three towers

In August Miami voters may be asked to OK redevelopment of 4.2 acres of downtown riverfront that would add city revenue and improve access to…

Miami-Dade voters may be asked to elect a sheriff

Miami-Dade voters may be asked to elect a sheriff

Miami-Dade voters would elect a sheriff, a tax collector and a supervisor of elections by 2025 under a measure headed to the November general election…

Tri-Rail won’t roll into downtown Miami this year

Tri-Rail won’t roll into downtown Miami this year

As Miami Central Station continues to rise downtown, Jack Stephens, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, points to Tri-Rail making its grand…

County spending money it doesn’t have, Mayor Giménez warns

County spending money it doesn’t have, Mayor Giménez warns

With an anticipated increase in the Homestead Exemption come November and declining property tax roll growth countywide, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez on Tuesday issued…

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Opinion

Taxes are in too short supply to support random projects

Taxes are in too short supply to support random projects

Critics asking whether governments return enough bang for our tax bucks might add a second question: are we getting the right kind of bang?Take Community Redevelopment Agencies, which under Florida law target slums and blight. They’re fueled by property taxes – usually from new buildings – that exceed the amount their areas yielded when the agencies formed. The higher collections are supposed to help end blight.But those agencies, called CRAs, have broad power to decide what uses of taxes will…

Profile

Jacqueline Travisano: Chief Operating Officer for the University of Miami

Jacqueline Travisano: Chief Operating Officer for the University of Miami

As Jacqueline Travisano closes out her first year as chief operating officer and executive vice president for business and finance at the University of Miami, the university reports it has seen major financial growth. In 2017, the university’s net assets surpassed $2 billion for the first time. Though Ms. Travisano now oversees an endowment of about $949 million and the 2017-18 budget of $3.2 billion, she says the biggest challenge she has encountered in Miami is the traffic. Years of experience…

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Real Estate

Miami downtown riverfront targeted for three towers

Miami downtown riverfront targeted for three towers

In August Miami voters may be asked to OK redevelopment of 4.2 acres of downtown riverfront that would add city revenue and improve access to the growing waterfront after razing the city-owned James L. Knight…

Government

County spending money it doesn’t have, Mayor Giménez warns

County spending money it doesn’t have, Mayor Giménez warns

With an anticipated increase in the Homestead Exemption come November and declining property tax roll growth countywide, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez on Tuesday issued a memo to commissioners telling them they are spending money…

Business & Finance

Federal tax reforms alter accountant-client relationship

Federal tax reforms alter accountant-client relationship

Filing taxes will never be the same after federal tax reforms now taking effect set new precedents and concerns regarding deductions. “Some of the common themes that we’ve seen during tax season is the complexity…

Communities

Miami-Dade voters may be asked to elect a sheriff

Miami-Dade voters may be asked to elect a sheriff

Miami-Dade voters would elect a sheriff, a tax collector and a supervisor of elections by 2025 under a measure headed to the November general election ballot. Those positions are all now appointed officials here. The…

Arts & Culture

Year after debut, American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora plans opening

Year after debut, American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora plans opening

After hosting its soft inauguration a little more than a year ago, the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora plans to host its grand opening Sept. 8 with two new major exhibitions highlighting Celia Cruz…

Education

Miami Dade College may run Olympia Theater, get housing

Miami Dade College may run Olympia Theater, get housing

Miami commissioners are looking to Miami Dade College to run the vintage 1926 Olympia Theater downtown. Ken Russell’s resolution for the city manager to explore the idea is on tap at today’s (4/12) commission meeting.…

Healthcare

Miami Cancer Institute has 55 clinical trials ongoing

Miami Cancer Institute has 55 clinical trials ongoing

A year has passed since the Miami Cancer Institute opened at Baptist Health South Florida, and it is making progress with clinical trials, officially starting four weeks ago. Currently 55 trials are ongoing and the…

Transportation

Tri-Rail won’t roll into downtown Miami this year

Tri-Rail won’t roll into downtown Miami this year

As Miami Central Station continues to rise downtown, Jack Stephens, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, points to Tri-Rail making its grand debut at the station sometime next year. The South Florida…

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