The Miami Herald recommends the fiscally irresponsible duo, Joe Celestin and Kevin BurnsWith the primary election six days away, undecided voters usually turn to the Miami Herald's editorial board to help them decide who is the best candidate for the job. Unfortunately, Miami's only daily failed ... More >>
Kevin BurnsFormer North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns abandoned his campaign for U.S. Senate to run for state Senate, but maybe he should concentrate on getting his financial house in order first. This past June 28, Florida's division of elections notified Burns via letter that his bank did not ho ... More >>
State senate candidate Kevin Burns knows a thing or two about mounting debts. After all the former North Miami mayor played an instrumental role in convincing Miami-Dade County courts to create a mortgage foreclosure diversion program two years ago so folks like him stay in their homes. At the ti ... More >>
There are a few quirks in the practice of democracy here on the state and local level that I just don't get. Two of which Gwen Margolis knows all to well. Last November Gwen ran for Miami-Dade property appraiser and convinced 281,899 of you to vote for her, far more than her three competitors. ... More >>
Haha, what? That guy who was not Gwen Margolis won the property appraiser run-off election, and this was all totally worth $3 million. [Herald]Whoa, whoa, woa. Illinois. Florida would like to remind you we're the most corrupt state in the nation. Florida has had more convicted officials in the past ... More >>
So on November 4, 281,899 Miami-Dade voters wanted Gwen Margolis as property appraiser, but that didn't count because it was less than 50 percent of the 670,395 total ballots cast. So we had to have a runoff election, and only 96,870 voters showed up. Of those, only 39,669 voted for Maroglis this ti ... More >>
Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for all year: the runoff election for the county property appraiser! Seriously, though, the Electoral College has made Obama's victory official, and we still have not picked our property appraiser. See, this past November, Gwen Margolis got 72,000 votes more ... More >>
Former state Sen. Gwen Margolis, age 74, is one unhappy politician. And she’ll tell you why: A runoff is on the way for the position of Miami-Dade’s first elected property appraiser, despite her 72,000-vote lead over Pedro Garcia. “It’s one of the weirdest situations I’ve ever seen,” she ... More >>
Residents passed the amendment to ban gay marriage.
Of course, Tuesday's presidential result made history. And we celebrated. But all is not well.
Give money, get contracts.
I didn't want a bunch of dudes who could beat me in my sleep.
"As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didnt"
Melt this commissioner
Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble
Divide North Miami and you also divide a burgeoning Haitian-American voting bloc. Was that the plan?
Did Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver deceive commissioners in an effort to steer a lucrative software contract to a friend? The friend says no. Shiver isn't talking.
Senior activist Margaret Weedman loves the Bible, the Golden Rule, and Rudyard Kipling
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
The Boy Scouts earn a merit badge for intolerance
Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.
Weaving tangled Webs
Miami-Dade County's proposal to privatize public marinas has mariners up in arms
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.
Why is Miami's archbishop using a piece of waterfront public land as his own personal property? Because he can.
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
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.
Ziggy Zilber built a lean, mean, ground-transportation empire, making money and enemies, and working the politicians like a well-oiled machine
While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?
You say you haven't got a cellular phone? Heck, you own hundreds of 'em! And right now some local bureaucrat is using one to make a hairdressing appointment.
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.
Dade County Commissioner Sherman Winn hasn't even announced whether he'll retire, but ambitious politicos are already lining up for battle