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Benjamin Franklins Advice For Miamis Arts And Culture

When he risked charges of treason by signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, Benjamin Franklin supposedly said "We must all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall…

Gameplaying With Hot Potato Of 13 Tax Rate Hike Must End

Miami-Dade is playing a perilous game of hot potato with a 13% tax increase plan, exacerbating the worst recession in 70 years.…

Airports Entrepreneurial Ingenuity Is Commendable If

You have to admire the ingenuity to make lemonade out of lemons.…

The Missing Numbers Case A George Burgess Mystery

For three months leading up to the last vote that could avert an ill-conceived 40-year debt for a Florida Marlins stadium, county executives pushing the plan hid crucial facts that…

Sorry Folks With Countys Aid I Lowballed Stadiums Cost

I apologize to readers: I've had a key fact wrong in opposing public funding for a baseball stadium from which the Florida Marlins alone will profit.…

Watershed In Marlins Giveaway How High Will Bill Soar

At a watershed for the taxpayer bailout of Florida Marlins owners, the county will learn Tuesday how much interest we'd pay to bond a $645 million stadium and decide whether…

Put Longawaited Convention Center Upgrade On Fast Track

Almost five years after voters funded a vital $55 million upgrade of the Miami Beach Convention Center, a county committee last week finally pushed it forward to a full commission…

Get Real Commissioners Cut Spending Dont Raise Taxes

As Miami-Dade's property tax base drops 9.2%, county officials are scrambling to deal with $350 million to $400 million less tax income.…

Countys Spin Reverses Message In Stadium Bonds Reports

A county press release last week cheering "another major milestone" in financing a stadium for the Florida Marlins was totally off base.…

Chambers Challenge Fixes For Schools Transit Government

As Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce members convene for their goals conference this week, need couldn't be greater to step up to attack Miami's greatest problems.…

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