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Only marketing can bring back county’s lost transit riders

Only marketing can bring back county’s lost transit riders

The good news at Miami-Dade Transit is that riders are returning after fleeing in droves during the pandemic. The bad news is that starting June 1 buses and Metrorail that…

State bill would put Big Brother’s thought police on campus

State bill would put Big Brother’s thought police on campus

Florida legislators are advancing a highly invasive cure for a disease that does not exist: they are trying to force a diversity of viewpoints onto campuses of state colleges and…

Splintering county spending among 13 fiefdoms is wasteful

Splintering county spending among 13 fiefdoms is wasteful

Miami-Dade commissioners are taking a slippery road in dividing special income streams 13 ways, allowing each of them to spend slush funds at their will. They started last month by…

We again need unity to bar casino perils from Miami-Dade

We again need unity to bar casino perils from Miami-Dade

Whenever our economy slides, would-be casino owners look to Miami for a free lunch. All that keeps them from the lunch table is state law that bans casinos here and…

Requiring 68% more costly steel is waste, not patriotism

Requiring 68% more costly steel is waste, not patriotism

With the aim of patriotism, Miami-Dade commissioners just signed a blank check to raise costs to taxpayers on an unknown number of infrastructure projects by an unknown percentage with an…

Is US great or a horror show? Depends where it’s studied

Is US great or a horror show? Depends where it’s studied

With the best of motives, legislatures sometimes try to turn classrooms into propaganda centers to burn into young brains particular political views. Thought control is on the move in Tallahassee,…

Revoke the death sentence for statewide tourism marketing

Revoke the death sentence for statewide tourism marketing

Last year Florida visitors fell 34% as Covid-19 battered tourism starting in March. This year, tourism will struggle all 12 months in the shadow of the coronavirus. The Legislature needs…

Stadium score: public trounced, Loria and Tampa Bay win

Stadium score: public trounced, Loria and Tampa Bay win

The final score is in at Marlins Stadium: Jeffrey Loria & Co. got $1.2 billion, taxpayers got $5.5 million in profit sharing and billions in debt, and Tampa Bay got…

Two railway lines may roll downtown with new objectives

Two railway lines may roll downtown with new objectives

Today’s front page news that two vital rail lines may serve downtown in 2021 follows years of pledges that trains were about to run here or there in Miami-Dade. We’ve…

Play hardball for fair stadium payback from Marlins sale

Play hardball for fair stadium payback from Marlins sale

Sally Heyman had suffered before through a Marlins Stadium vote without the facts she needed. A factual gap before a vital vote last week wasn’t any better than when commissioners…

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