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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.…

How a small dinner for out-of-towners could elevate Miami

How a small dinner for out-of-towners could elevate Miami

A sea change might have washed over Miami last week, seen by few but destined to alter our psyche and image as only a handful of events ever do. That’s…

State’s taxpayers win, but county’s take a protectionist hit

State’s taxpayers win, but county’s take a protectionist hit

Fair competition in government contracts got a win at the state level last week but took another hit in Miami-Dade. Legislative leaders sent to Gov. Rick Scott a bill on…

Get county out of pothole business and into the big picture

Get county out of pothole business and into the big picture

Miami-Dade is grappling with a half-century-old task. It should end with a big-picture county view that leaves local concerns to city halls. The road is winding and bumpy, as commissioners…

To keep visitor dollars flowing in, get traffic flowing again

To keep visitor dollars flowing in, get traffic flowing again

Traffic slowdowns not only are choking business and eroding our quality of life but are increasingly barriers to growing our strong hospitality industry. While a few years ago we irrationally…

County bid to help local business would actually harm us all

County bid to help local business would actually harm us all

County government is making a warm-and-fuzzy bid to help local businesses and farmers that in the end would backfire, costing taxpayers more and hurting our businesses too. A county committee…

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