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Is raising Miami-Dade’s living wage to $16.35 too high?

A routine increase in Miami-Dade County’s living wage is being met with hesitation by some commissioners who think the county is increasing the living wage too much. The county established…

Law may be tweaked to let elderly discounts begin at age 50

Miami-Dade County residents may be seeing a change to anti-discrimination laws, allowing public entities to provide discounts for persons 50 years or older, while also giving the OK to impose…

Telemundo ratings soar as $250 million studios awaited

The Miami-based Telemundo television network has landed top prime-time ratings after revamping its entertainment strategy as it prepares to enter a new quarter-billion-dollar West Dade home. The media company, a…

Smart transit may be even smarter in color, and with a map

Miami-Dade County commissioners, charged with selling the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan to their constituents, want more tools. “I’m going to ask that the Executive Policy Council look…

Uber to pay citations, but discounted by millions

After Uber racked up $4.5 million in citations, commissioners Tuesday settled for $2.4 million. “From May of 2014 to 2016 Uber was operating illegally,” said  Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez, as…

Former Miami Mayor Joe Carollo wins commission runoff race

Former Miami Mayor Joe Carollo returned to office Tuesday, winning a runoff race for the commission seat that had been held by his younger brother Frank Carollo, who was prevented…

Riverfront residential building cruises ahead

Land use changes and a rezoning to allow a planned residential building on the Miami River have won preliminary approval from the Miami City Commission, with a final vote yet…

McGhee elected legislative delegation chairman

The Miami-Dade legislative delegation has elected Rep. Kionne McGhee chairman for the coming year and Rep. Bryan Avila as vice chair. “I will lead the charge for badly needed mass…

Miami’s hotel revenues and occupancy soar

The Miami hotel market posted a 13.3% increase in revenue per available room in October compared to October 2016, while occupancy rose 11.3% year over year, a national rating service…

Consumer prices soar, led by gasoline, electricity, health care

Consumer prices rose 1% in the South Florida area over the past two months, driving up the 12-month rise to 2.7%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The 1%…

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