Give Stephen Ross props. He stepped up to Norman Braman one billionaire to another and slapped him across the face with a clean white glove. With a full page ad undermining Braman's credibility in Tuesday's edition of the Miami Herald, Ross let Braman know he's got the cash to parry any attacks the ... More >>
Fans of longtime South Beach Cuban fixture David's Cafe were saddened when, in July, its Lincoln Road establishment closed its doors for good. For the restaurant's newly out-of-work employees, though, the closing wasn't a bittersweet moment or an unexpected blow. For them, David's could have closed ... More >>
For the past couple of years, Norman Braman has carefully crafted his image as a do-gooder billionaire and civic activist by leading the recall of former Miami-Dade mayor Carlos Alvarez and, more recently, financing opponents against four sitting county commissioners because they saddled taxpayers w ... More >>
Read our previous coverage of Genting's political contributions.The Malaysian gambling conglomerate that wants to build a casino resort on the site of the Miami Herald headquarters believes in county commissioners Audrey Edmonson, Bruno Barreiro, Barbara Jordan and Dennis Moss, the quartet of incumb ... More >>
The counterattack against Norman Braman's plan to unseat four Miami-Dade County Commissioners begins this afternoon. A group called South Florida Jobs with Justice, a coalition of labor, community, and faith-based organizations, is going to hold a protest at the auto magnate's luxury car dealership ... More >>
At least she showed up for picture day.If the Miami-Dade County Commission was a third grade classroom -- and in terms of maturity it often resembles one -- Dennis Moss would get a gold star sticker on his sweater. Sally Heyman would flunk. This year, Heyman, who oversees the sprawling northeast ... More >>
The signatures are in for a Natacha Seijas recall.Update: About an hour ago, Vanessa Brito -- the force behind Miami Voice, the group pushing to recall five county commissioners -- delivered 4,704 signatures supporting a ballot measure to recall Natacha Seijas.County Clerk Harvey Ruvin accepted t ... More >>
Comm. Natacha Seijas is one of five being targetedBillionaire Norman Braman's quest to have Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez recalled was officially approved by the Clerk of Courts yesterday. Today, and effort to recall five county commissioners was launched by a political action commi ... More >>
"It's unacceptable that Commissioner Rebeca Sosa refuses to take responsibility for what she's done."
The Julia Tuttle becomes a colony. Politicians pass the buck.
The county may ban trans fats. Nobody, including cooks, knows what the heck they are.
Melt this commissioner
Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light
Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night
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Javier Peña is a maverick cabbie on a mission to turn the notorious Miami taxi industry into a respectable profession. So far he's been threatened, shot at, fined, and fired. In other words, he's making progress.
Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble
Corruption investigators are delving into the county commissioner's every financial nook and political cranny
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
Waste dumps, illicit lobbying, paid supporters, hidden agendas. Or politics as usual in Miami-Dade County.
Let's say you've got a serious zoning problem. Here's what you do: Show up at county hall with armed with allies and solid arguments. Surely your elected representatives will do the right thing.
Miami's notoriously dirty, crime-ridden river is flowing a little cleaner these days thanks to Coast Guard Capt. Dave Miller
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
Backroom deals. Latin kingmakers. Ethnic gerrymandering. Hey, Miami Beach politics has finally come of age!
The city's surfeit of tax-exempt properties costs tens of millions
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.
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