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Don’t cut state spending that turns a big profit and adds jobs

A hammer blow to tourism and jobs last week won’t prove fatal but should stun us all, because it could cost Florida’s economy billions. That 10 legislators could vote to stop funding Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida, the…

Speaker looks to throw out state’s baby with the bath water

Speaker looks to throw out state’s baby with the bath water

A war on economic development led by the speaker of Florida’s House could leave the state’s economy in shambles by reducing new high-paying jobs to employ our fast-growing workforce. Speaker…

More tilting of county’s contract rules is too costly to public

More tilting of county’s contract rules is too costly to public

Miami-Dade commissioners are trying to raise the cost of county purchases and lower their quality. They’re doing it by rejecting bids from out-of-town companies so that local firms must win.…

Convert interest in running marine stadium into formal bids

Convert interest in running marine stadium into formal bids

Interest by four big-name operators in running a restored Miami Marine Stadium is exciting. But it’s a long road from inquiries to actually running the site. Before the city requests…

The many sides of Miami through the lens of Maxine Usdan

The many sides of Miami through the lens of Maxine Usdan

Maxine Usdan, a University of Miami graduate and news photographer whose work appeared from Miami Today’s first issue on June 3, 1983, to this month, died last week after a…

Closing half of boulevard’s lanes to cars is a hell of an idea

Closing half of boulevard’s lanes to cars is a hell of an idea

For a 20-day trial, Biscayne Boulevard downtown has become either – you choose – an urban heaven or urban hell. If you’re there to walk your dog or take yoga…

Time to turn our too-familiar issues into unfamiliar action

Time to turn our too-familiar issues into unfamiliar action

If global and national concerns are uncharted waters as 2017 opens, Miami’s top issues are far too familiar. Our local issues linger on. They fall not onto a list of…

Give communities a chance to determine their own futures

Give communities a chance to determine their own futures

Of all of Miami-Dade’s fragmentation, one inequity flies under the radar yet affects everyone’s wellbeing. That division allows just over half of our county’s residents to elect city, town or…

Miami Beach’s return to team approach key to Baylink rail

Miami Beach’s return to team approach key to Baylink rail

Miami Beach’s U-turn on a rail link plan over the bay offers hope for actually building a Baylink that will carry thousands of passengers, get cars off roads and speed…

Not fielding best team will cost city more in riverfront deal

Not fielding best team will cost city more in riverfront deal

The City of Miami, fielding real estate’s version of a good college team, is about to enter a realty Super Bowl. We know before the game starts that the other…

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