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Failed bill to pry into campus minds was politically incorrect

Failed bill to pry into campus minds was politically incorrect

The Senate last week resisted one of the worst ideas ever to taint Florida’s Legislature as one senator gravely warned colleagues that a misbegotten probe of the personal viewpoints of…

Florida shoots itself in the foot by not fully funding tourism

Florida shoots itself in the foot by not fully funding tourism

The end of Florida’s legislative session this week might also lead toward the end of the public-private venture created to add state tourism. In the land of sun, sand and…

Investors believe in Miami more than we do in ourselves

Investors believe in Miami more than we do in ourselves

Despite the end of our latest condo boom, Miami’s powerful magnet keeps luring investment of all sorts. Why? Start with the well-known list: lifestyle, weather, arts and cultural, immigration from…

How much longer before we actually start to build Baylink?

How much longer before we actually start to build Baylink?

No Miami-Dade corridor suffers more hours of intense traffic than the Mac-Arthur Causeway between Miami and Miami Beach. Think weekends and late nights, not just rush hours. Nowhere is need…

Learn from New York: congestion pricing can build transit

Learn from New York: congestion pricing can build transit

As New York takes the nation’s first step to charge drivers to enter congested areas, other cities will examine doing the same. Congestion-weary Miami should take the lead. Manhattan aims…

Vacillation raises cost of public-private deals to taxpayers

Vacillation raises cost of public-private deals to taxpayers

Fumbled municipal infrastructure deals can trigger festering invisible costs. We’re not targeting rushed no-bid giveaways, like the City of Miami’s pending lease of the Melreese Golf Course for a massive…

County shuts barn door after milking its tax cash cow dry

County shuts barn door after milking its tax cash cow dry

County commissioners have just unanimously decided that, come October, Miami-Dade’s half percent transit tax will for the first time be used the way voters were promised it would. Bravo. Unfortunately,…

Legislation to pry into academic minds gets failing grade

Legislation to pry into academic minds gets failing grade

One of the worst ideas ever to taint Florida’s Legislature surfaced last week: a bill to require that all public Florida universities survey faculty and students about their personal viewpoints.…

Biggest cruise terminals deal ever a public-private win-win

Biggest cruise terminals deal ever a public-private win-win

PortMiami, which is already setting cruise and freight records, is poised to multiply the bounty with the world’s largest contractual guarantee between a cruise line and any seaport. A resolution…

Strong Miami employment numbers track state and nation

Strong Miami employment numbers track state and nation

Mixed signals from external events may complicate a coherent economic outlook for Miami, but one thing is sure: employment is booming today. In interpreting where we’re heading locally, how much…

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