Mayor Carlos GimenezA possible conflict has forced Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to sit out the awarding of a $50 million contract to a local construction company that employs his son Julio and uses his other son Carlos Jr. as its lobbyist. Munilla Construction Management submitted the lowest b ... More >>
North Miami Beach residents say mayoral front-runner mixes business with pleasure.
For more than 10 years, Brazilian-based construction firm Odebrecht has made tons of money from Miami-Dade County public works projects. If anything, the company is consistent...at completing jobs behind schedule and charging the county more money to finish. For example, Odebrecht accepted responsib ... More >>
Imagine you hire a contractor to build your house. And that contractor goes over budget, continually misses deadlines, and then tries to charge you more for it. Logic dictates you wouldn't hire that contractor again, unless you're a sucker. Well, Miami-Dade County government is the biggest sucker wh ... More >>
As the most important election in the 21st Century draws to a close, Banana Republican took a gander at the top campaign contributors in the congressional races pitting Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart against Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively. So far the Republican siblings have out-raised th ... More >>
One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top
Dade's home rehab loan program is more adept at breaking hearts than repairing houses
He just wanted to build a huge condo with his name on it, but all he got was a big stink
In which the professor and his wife share the secrets of low bids, high profits, and your money
The county needs contractors to do its construction work. The contractors need minority subcontractors to satisfy county regulations. And taxpayers need an explanation.
How many plumbers does it take to unclog a toilet? In Irving Spiegel's case, about ten. One to solve the problem, the rest to charge him thousands of dollars.