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Incentives bait wasted fishing for what we’ve already caught

Incentives bait wasted fishing for what we’ve already caught

Miami can’t lure enough high-wage jobs with sun, sand and hub-of-the-Americas site, even coupled with benefits of a low-tax state, global links, multicultural workers and Art Basel razzle-dazzle. So incentives…

The public has a firm right to view the public’s business

The public has a firm right to view the public’s business

Miami-Dade commissioners covet a bit of backroom wheeling and dealing out of the public eye, perhaps cutting deals and swapping votes for whatever. Little has created more distrust than such…

Which should come first, their election or their education?

Which should come first, their election or their education?

Maybe it has something to do with a Harvard degree. At services Saturday for deceased Northern Trust Vice Chairman Bill Allen, we heard that he’d jested at a Harvard Business…

University roadmap should drive straight to Miami’s core

University roadmap should drive straight to Miami’s core

On paper, the University of Miami is now governed by a great new president, Julio Frenk. But then, on paper this season the Miami Marlins were championship contenders. Succeeding off…

Maze of solutions congests efforts to enhance our mobility

Maze of solutions congests efforts to enhance our mobility

Escalating concern about getting around Miami in predictable time dominates serious news. As ever-larger construction involves more and more people, we belatedly find it’s time to plan for the impact…

Welcome to Miami-Dade County, home of the dullest motto

Welcome to Miami-Dade County, home of the dullest motto

Miami-Dade County is poised to toss a free economic development opportunity into the garbage for no good reason. The opportunity is to hang a global nametag on our community –…

As soccer flub proves, we cheat ourselves by being cheap

As soccer flub proves, we cheat ourselves by being cheap

It’s no surprise that elected officials were caught unawares when Miami Today revealed last week that a contract among Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami and the owners of the…

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…

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