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County on road to add to shameful transit funds hijackings

Miami-Dade commissioners are poised for their final hijacking of funds targeted to add vital transit. Flying so low under the radar that a Miami Today article was the sole mention, commissioners are preparing a final vote to…

Taxpayers, businesses losers in bid preference legislation

Taxpayers, businesses losers in bid preference legislation

Should businesses be bled to death, slowly poisoned, or nibbled to death by ducks? And by what margin should government overpay for goods and services? Don’t laugh: we’re offered those…

Our foreign policy belongs to Washington, not county hall

Our foreign policy belongs to Washington, not county hall

We have formally set ourselves against the government of Venezuela, condemning its violence, supporting its opponents, urging immediate diplomatic acts against its leaders and encouraging the US ambassador to the…

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Our two-track route to better convention facilities won’t make us a top-tier meeting site. We can live with that, but not with doubts about just when better space with linking…

The lessons of Airport City have little to do with Airport City

The lessons of Airport City have little to do with Airport City

Talks can go on to build Airport City on 7½ acres at Miami International Airport instead of 33½ as planned. But it’ll be hard to find anyone who feels good…

When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we get

When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we get

Miami-Dade keeps cheating itself: We spend too many millions ineffectively in county hall rather than paying thousands to spend less. We don’t like what county commissioners do, so we pay…

Heed county’s sham request: broaden open government

Heed county’s sham request: broaden open government

A call to open more state lawmaking to view won near-unanimous Miami-Dade commission approval last week. It was so on target that you’d wish they meant it. Unfortunately, it was…

Billy, stop watching TV and go battle for global supremacy

Billy, stop watching TV and go battle for global supremacy

You wouldn’t play in the National Football League using the local Pee Wee League champs. You wouldn’t ask the high school aviation club to pilot the American Airlines fleet. You…

News flash to voters: repaying county bonds costs money

News flash to voters: repaying county bonds costs money

Commissioners have allowed voters to know that general obligation bonds are repaid from property taxes. In Miami-Dade, that simple truth is a step in candor. It is not the great…

Government flip-flops on bids burn businesses, taxpayers

Government flip-flops on bids burn businesses, taxpayers

Irresponsible bid handling by Miami-Dade governments is costing businesses and taxpayers hundreds of millions. Bidders incur high costs. Every time government changes its mind and starts over, bid expenses become…

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