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Time for new mayors to use lessons they learned from dad

Miami-Dade’s iconic cities have just elected new mayors who got head starts learning the job: each attorney is son of a mayor of his city and has gained valued lessons about municipal leadership from a mayor-attorney…

Wage slowpoke Miami suddenly leads the national pack

Wage slowpoke Miami suddenly leads the national pack

The labor market puzzle just got more perplexing. Job demand is growing, unemployment is falling, yet wages seem stuck in place. Or are they? “Jobs Rebound, Wages Stand Still” was…

Miami’s traffic riddle has no one solution, yet it has many

Miami’s traffic riddle has no one solution, yet it has many

As we struggle to map out an easy path to mobility in a rapidly congesting Miami, let me deliver the bad news: no single solution serves us all. But that’s…

Support bid to save money by paying commissioners more

Support bid to save money by paying commissioners more

A team studying Miami-Dade’s charter has wisely voted for fair commission pay. What should be an easy step to join Florida’s other 66 counties that use a state pay scale…

UM mustn’t be only local pick for the top 500 universities

UM mustn’t be only local pick for the top 500 universities

As South Florida’s economic development leaders wrap up their entries in the sweepstakes to lure fast-growing global corporation Amazon’s second headquarters, we’d love to see how they’re finessing the issue…

Why ignore efficiency, effectiveness in funding charities?

Why ignore efficiency, effectiveness in funding charities?

It’s hard for charities to win county aid, but once they get it, they get it forever. That’s true no matter how effective or ineffective a group is, or how…

County able to (bait and) switch its transit funding sources

County able to (bait and) switch its transit funding sources

Faced with a legitimate outcry over transit cuts just as the county aims to spend $6 billion to add transit corridors, Mayor Carlos Giménez took a well-worn route last week:…

Bid for new Amazon headquarters a winner even if we lose

Bid for new Amazon headquarters a winner even if we lose

Tri-county economic development chiefs, adhering to Amazon’s rule of just one bid from any region, are wise in jointly pitching the expanding giant on a headquarters site. Multiple bids would…

New federal survey offers vital clues to good transit policy

New federal survey offers vital clues to good transit policy

A bonanza of new data about Miami-Dade residents can be a goldmine for policymakers who use reality rather than assumptions to plan the future. Whether it’s trying to speed commutes,…

With intelligent community activists, the Singularity is near

With intelligent community activists, the Singularity is near

Twelve years ago Ray Kurzweil wrote his seminal book “The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.” This book electrified Silicon Valley, thus the United States and the World. The…

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