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County must get Marlins to pay their pittance for stadium

It took less than three years from the time Miami-Dade County approved financing for a baseball stadium for the Miami Marlins to the day it opened in 2012. The Marlins have played 3½ seasons there. Yet…

County bid to help local business would actually harm us all

County bid to help local business would actually harm us all

County government is making a warm-and-fuzzy bid to help local businesses and farmers that in the end would backfire, costing taxpayers more and hurting our businesses too. A county committee…

Miami’s strong economy broadens from ‘two-legged stool’

Miami’s strong economy broadens from ‘two-legged stool’

A Leadership Miami effort to encapsulate the structure and future of Miami’s economy ended Saturday with a shape far too nuanced to package neatly. Participants left the Gusman downtown with…

Battle for fairgrounds is useless, so seek creative solutions

Battle for fairgrounds is useless, so seek creative solutions

Little is more gut-wrenching than a contested divorce or custody case. Two decent people paint each other as someone you’d hate to meet in a dark alley. That’s how a…

What a difference in optimism three years have produced

What a difference in optimism three years have produced

Economic optimism that was squelched by the recession has come roaring back among Miami Today readers, and with good reason: their financial positions have improved markedly. The average reader’s mean…

Tourist taxes add-on a creative way to finance vital transit

Tourist taxes add-on a creative way to finance vital transit

If Miami-Dade commissioners succeed in a creative drive to increase two of our three tourism taxes by one percentage point each, they can amass more than $60 million a year…

How realistic is the dialogue in the Grove Playhouse drama?

How realistic is the dialogue in the Grove Playhouse drama?

The best theater in Miami is at Coconut Grove Playhouse. Imagine how much better it could be if the playhouse were actually open. The vacant site tops the bill of…

Huge casinos wouldn’t nourish us, just supersize problems

Huge casinos wouldn’t nourish us, just supersize problems

”No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session,” the axiom goes – and a supersized 316-page House bill to supersize Florida gambling by adding…

Chairman’s pledge ties to game-changing rail opportunity

Chairman’s pledge ties to game-changing rail opportunity

Finally, someone in authority has said it: it’s past time to stop studying where to add rail transportation and time to get the money and get rolling. The man who…

Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it

Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it

We applaud a county committee that seeks a fare on our long-free Metro-mover but prefer a means other than a direct commission vote to do the job. Though a fare…

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