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Marlins contract makes soccer next door a tougher game

Marlins contract makes soccer next door a tougher game

Much as we might want a Major League Soccer stadium near Marlins Park, the clock is running out and obstacles loom, an unreported barrier being the Miami Marlins. The group…

Just because there’s money, you don’t have to spend it all

Just because there’s money, you don’t have to spend it all

Miami-Dade aims to spend every cent of a tax windfall while patting itself on the back for not raising taxes. Instead, the county is hailing all the good things that…

County should take another step to play fair on bond issues

County should take another step to play fair on bond issues

A vital step to build fiscal sanity and voter awareness passed in a Miami-Dade committee last week. The measure would require calls for general obligation bonds to state the cost…

County must get Marlins to pay their pittance for stadium

County must get Marlins to pay their pittance for stadium

It took less than three years from the time Miami-Dade County approved financing for a baseball stadium for the Miami Marlins to the day it opened in 2012. The Marlins…

Looking to define trends in Miami’s shifting condo market

Looking to define trends in Miami’s shifting condo market

You can’t spot a trend on day one. A deviation becomes a trend only if it lasts awhile. Otherwise, it’s just an anomaly, a blip on history’s radar. That’s what…

Go-slow governments create frustrating economic hurdles

Go-slow governments create frustrating economic hurdles

Frustration with governments’ snail’s pace has reached the point that critics now sit within government halls. New bathrooms were due in Coconut Grove’s Kennedy Park two years ago but work…

Free speech trumps school system’s gag rule on teachers

Free speech trumps school system’s gag rule on teachers

Educators long have fought to teach freely, standing firmly for free speech. That makes it all the more pitiful that the Miami-Dade County school district is telling the world that…

Along the road to transit gains, chamber told it’s the driver

Along the road to transit gains, chamber told it’s the driver

A chamber of commerce goals huddle seeking to unsnarl Miami’s traffic found no easy answer last week but got a surprise challenge from experts: Do it yourself. The good news,…

Reveal on ballot the operating cost for bonded construction

Reveal on ballot the operating cost for bonded construction

With a bow to logic, a Miami-Dade commissioner wants to require that before asking taxpayers to OK construction bonds, the county list how much running the project would cost and…

Why parochialism trumps everything in local governments

Why parochialism trumps everything in local governments

When our commissioners battle parochially, it’s not good guys vs. bad guys. Because each wins office via geographic voting, they face a dysfunctional dilemma about how to serve the public.…

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