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Some Major League Baseball Teams Refrain From Seeking Handouts For New Parks

The Florida Marlins were said to have dug deep to fund their new $525 million ballpark, but local officials and Major League Baseball failed to mention that stadiums elsewhere are…

Port Of Miami Fails To Bill Fisher Island 12 Million For Security

For nearly eight years, the cash-strapped Port of Miami failed to bill a barge operation on Fisher Island for security costs totaling more than $1.2 million.…

Property Tax Change Could Strap Bond Program

The property tax relief initiative voters approved statewide in January could affect Miami-Dade County's Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond program.…

Mia To Offer Sunpass Payment To Customers

SunPass is coming to Miami International Airport.…

Miamidade County Ups Ante In Fight Over Police For Ballpark

In a move that could threaten a partnership designed to give the Marlins a new stadium, Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to require the hiring of off-duty county police and firefighters…

Nearly 1b County Borrowed Faces Escalating Rates

With nearly $1 billion of debt in unstable markets, Miami-Dade County is trying to avoid the prospect of interest rate hikes of 100% or more that could require untallied millions…

County Giving Away 540 Million In Public Healthcare

It's hard to imagine businesses giving away their products and surviving, but Jackson Health System does just that while expanding and improving services.…

Mia Bond Costs About To Escalate

Miami-Dade County debt service on $136 million in bonds will go from 3% to 6% or higher after credit worries in the auction-rate securities market last week led to failing…

State Of Port Bleak As Cargo Business Continues Drop

As in 2006, the Port of Miami sputtered as an economic engine in 2007, with a downward spiral in the tons and containers the port handles, including the number of…

Council Of The Americas Challenging Miamis Gateway Moniker

The Council of the Americas will host a trade conference in Central America this week, touting Panama City in the region as "A Gateway of the Americas."…