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Taxes are in too short supply to support random projects

Critics asking whether governments return enough bang for our tax bucks might add a second question: are we getting the right kind of bang?Take Community Redevelopment Agencies, which under Florida law target slums and blight. They’re…

Business Plan For Profit On A City Project Built It And Pray

A report this issue reveals exactly why Miami's government should quit playing with developments that claim to profit taxpayers.…

To Survive Arts Must Advance From Edifices To Endowments

Even as Miami-Dade irons out its budget cuts for struggling cultural groups, the arts put forth their construction plans.…

All The Marlins Stadium Giveaway News Thats Fit To Print

The architect of Miami-Dade County's $3 billion Florida Marlins stadium giveaway is seething at a New York Times report that pinpoints some of the boondoggle's worst aspects.…

Miraculous Budget Reprieve Is Wasteful Gamesmanship

"How did we get into this mess?" my wife fretted.…

10step Program Can Avoid Rerun Of Countys Budget Circus

Can we learn from our mistakes? If so, government should learn a mountain from the 2010 Miami-Dade County budget fiasco.…

A Day Late 444 Million Short And Worse Is Yet To Come

If law didn't require Miami-Dade to complete its budget this week, commissioners could debate for months over what to cut and what to restore to do the least harm in…

Mayor Alvarez Clean Up Dodge In Your Own Offices First

Five years ago, Miami-Dade voters were so disgusted by county commission antics that they went out and elected as mayor a non-politician, a straight-shooter who was going to clean up…

Civics Class Why The Airport Seeks Slot Machines And Racing

"Good morning, children. In civics class today we'll be talking about how Miami-Dade government really works. Do you know what the county does?"…

The Miami Circle Where Preservation Meets Recreation

It's been 10 years since the county spent $26.7 million of state money to buy 2.2 acres at the mouth of the Miami River in order to preserve a circle…

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