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County Commissioners Champion Lowprofile Issues In Budget Battle

While Miami-Dade commissioners fight to spare funding for high-profile social services, parks, community groups and cultural affairs grants from Mayor Carlos Alvarez's budget axe, a number of lesser-known issues and…

Miami Poverty Rate Among Highest In Us Census Report Says

The City of Miami has one of the highest poverty rates and one of the lowest median incomes among large US cities, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey…

Port Gets 23 Million Federal Grant To Boost Security

The Port of Miami's security operations are $2.3 million richer after receiving funding from the US Department of Homeland Security.…

Charter Panel To Suggest Raises Term Limits For Commissioners

The Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force has drafted a preliminary recommendation that commissioners be paid a full-time salary and limited to serving two four-year terms. …

Budget Cuts Force County To Scrap Plans For 4 New Libraries

The Miami-Dade Library System is preparing for $21.5 million in budget cuts resulting from state property tax changes but will not lay off employees or reduce its hours, assistant director…

No Maritime Expert Port Director Good Good Administrator

Bill Johnson had learned the previous evening that the proposed Port of Miami tunnel had suffered a threatening setback: After the project secured state and county money, the City of…

Airport Carrental Fees Raised To Pay For Center

Customers renting cars at Miami International Airport will be paying more to offset rising construction costs for a $370 million car-rental facility.…

Marine Firm Merrillstevens Gets 22 Acres From County

Miami-Dade County commissioners Tuesday approved a resolution giving Merrill-Stevens use of 2.2 acres of county-owned land, a key piece in expansion plans for the marine-services firm that is the county's…

Swiss Bank Ubs Eyeing Brickell Hq

Swiss banking giant UBS appears to be the mystery international bank considering a headquarters on Brickell Avenue that would create 200 high-paying jobs, according to a review of county documents…

County Votes To Continue Working With City State On Plans For Tunnel

Miami-Dade commissioners Tuesday voted to move on their share of a $1.2 billion project to build a tunnel at the Port of Miami.…

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