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End do-overs, professionalize Miami-Dade’s bidding chaos

“Why does Miami-Dade mess up so many bid offerings? “Equally vital, what should the county do when it does foul one up? “These questions aren’t theoretical. They apply to real offerings of planned contracts that constantly languish somewhere…

Don’t gamble Miami’s boom on chance to be Las Vegas East

Don’t gamble Miami’s boom on chance to be Las Vegas East

Miami’s revved-up economic engine was looking so powerful that nothing could derail it. Then the governor engineered a gambling bet last week that is the economic equivalent of a train…

Yet another attack on tourism funding should go nowhere

Yet another attack on tourism funding should go nowhere

You have to wonder what planet some of our legislators are on and what they think Floridians live on. Our concern is an effort to strip away taxes that build…

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…

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