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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 to help. In Miami-Dade, events and meetings…

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…

Don’t use power of state funds to propagate partisan views

Don’t use power of state funds to propagate partisan views

Two bills that would use the power of state spending to advance political views are unlikely to pass, but their very existence is a blot on Florida and an affront…

City council’s dilemma: should they get full-pay pensions?

City council’s dilemma: should they get full-pay pensions?

A plan we reported last week to give Doral elected officials pensions for life raised some readers’ eyebrows. The tax-funded pensions would equal the annual pay of anyone elected 12…

Miami-Dade should shepherd creative workforce housing

Miami-Dade should shepherd creative workforce housing

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, hell is where a creative shipping container home in South Miami may be headed. The Miami Association of Realtors found…

Economic recovery will take a 10-step unified approach

Economic recovery will take a 10-step unified approach

Last week I targeted needed action on 10 major Miami-Dade concerns that I first outlined 25 years ago. Since 1996, however, 10 more huge issues have surfaced. None will be…

25 years later, Miami’s biggest issues still challenge us

25 years later, Miami’s biggest issues still challenge us

Twenty-five years ago to kick off 1996 I listed 10 pivotal challenges for Miami. A quarter century later they still represent about half the vital conundrums we face. Former Coral…

How to stay on course as Miami heads for a renaissance?

How to stay on course as Miami heads for a renaissance?

At new years we often assess the prior year. Leaving long-term significance to historians, let’s disposed of 2020 with a plain “Good Riddance.” Enough said. Looking to what 2021 might…

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