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Veto on FIU expansion was on the money; gift was premature

Veto on FIU expansion was on the money; gift was premature

Among the $43.3 million in Miami-Dade projects vetoed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott was $5 million in state funds designated for Florida International University’s ambitious expansion plans. And we…

Next to be banned by Trump — NBC, Daniella Levine Cava

Next to be banned by Trump — NBC, Daniella Levine Cava

NBCUniversal employees may soon be banned from Trump National Doral Miami resort and spa and all his other properties, too, now that the network has cut ties to billionaire…

Miami-Dade special taxing districts = free-for-all shell game?

Miami-Dade special taxing districts = free-for-all shell game?

More than 116,000 Miami-Dade property owners got notices recently that show increases in their special taxing district assessments for the first time in at least four years —…

Fresh Colada

Doubletake: David Richardson jumps back to House for 2016

Doubletake: David Richardson jumps back to House for 2016

State Rep. David Richardson is delaying his bid for the Florida Senate seat in the best…

David Richardson to Pam Bondi: Cost of fighting equality?

David Richardson to Pam Bondi: Cost of fighting equality?

State Rep. David Richardson (D-Miami Beach) wants to know what the Sunshine State spent fighting equal…

TV debate: Raquel Regalado vs. Carlos Gimenez mouthpiece

TV debate: Raquel Regalado vs. Carlos Gimenez mouthpiece

Miami-Dade School Board Member Raquel Regalado – who in March became the first and, so far, only challenger…

Miami Lakes asks FDLE to investigate Michael Pizzi crash

Miami Lakes asks FDLE to investigate Michael Pizzi crash

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael “Muscles” Pizzi played the class clown in council chambers for about…

Miami Lakes Council considers inquiry into mayor’s crash

Miami Lakes Council considers inquiry into mayor’s crash

The Miami Lakes Council — as incredulous to Mayor Michael “Muscles” Pizzi‘s story about his…

Carlos Gimenez admits overtaxing special districts: ‘So sorry’

Carlos Gimenez admits overtaxing special districts: ‘So sorry’

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos “Mr. Giveaway” Gimenez apologized profusely for the “past miscalculations” that caused sudden,…

Sniffing the Issues

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines Arena…

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Some call it payback for the 5% loss and the veto override that arguably strained some of his already-limited ability to negotiate with the county employee unions, but…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three, not four, not 12 but 19 absentee…

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

As law enforcement lags in its actions on the case of two women caught red-handed reaping absentee ballots in Hialeah last week — even after El Nuevo Herald…

Biting Commentary

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera joined the bevy of local electeds to blast the Venezuelan government’s crackdown…

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

The internal turmoil in the city of Doral reached a new height — or low, actually — on Wednesday when City…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three,…

Fresh Colada

Doubletake: David Richardson jumps back to House for 2016

State Rep. David Richardson is delaying his bid for the Florida Senate seat in the best indication so far that rumors of Sen. Gwen Margolis‘ retirement are greatly…

Miami Voice

‘Neutral’ activist worked for mayor

The chairwoman of the Miami Voice recall PAC, Vanessa Brito, has repeatedly said she was going to stay neutral in the mayoral race and has been made…

Miami-Dade Mayor

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines…

Hialeah

Hialeah political machine behind judicial hopeful

She threatened to get involved in the county’s judicial races and now Absentee Ballot Queen Sasha Tirador has made good on that. But she is not the…

Miami-Dade Budget

Budget breakfast for Bovo & Seijas

Breakfast came with a side of budget matters Tuesday morning for a new county elected and his predecessor at a Miami Lakes Latin American cafeteria — and…

Miami District 2

Miami campaigner taints process

The political advisor of a LGBT group that intends to make endorsements in the Miami city elections is also the campaign manager for one of the candidates.…

Hialeah Election

Hialeah council losers not ghosts

While all eyes are on the possible mayoral endorsement in the Hialeah runoff election and who former State Sen. Rudy Garcia — the third place finisher —…

Recall

County commission races bore without Braman

In addition to the District 11 county commission seat left by Chairman Joe Martinez to run for mayor, there are six other commission seats up for re-election…

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