Rick Scott has officially picked Miami-Dade property appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his next lieutenant governor. The office was vacant for nearly ten months. A solid conservative whose main issue throughout his career as both property appraiser and a member of the Florida House has been lower pr ... More >>
There's still tons of people who actually live in Miami Beach who have no idea who they're going to vote for in the November 5th election for Miami Beach's next mayor, but apparently ex-President Bill Clinton has made up his mind already. Clinton turns out is buddy-buddy with multi-millionaire candi ... More >>
For weeks, the Miami Dolphins have been promising that the team won't move forward with the $390 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium if the NFL doesn't award the city a Super Bowl in 2015 or 2016. Well, the Dolphins caught a break.A couple of hours ago, during deliberations by the Miami-Dade Coun ... More >>
As the Marlins gear up for what many predict will be their worst-performing, least-attended season ever -- just one year after opening a taxpayer-funded ballpark -- the wolves are howling outside owner Jeffrey Loria's door. The latest barrage of bad press comes in Sports Illustrated, where former Mi ... More >>
Florida is officially home to 31 billionaires according to the latest Forbes list (and that doesn't even count the ones who have second ...or third ... or fourth homes here), but Miami Heat owner and Carnival Cruises CEO Micky Arison is the richest of them all. Forbes estimates the 63-year-old has a ... More >>
Read "Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising" and "Carlos Gimenez Has Raised Nearly Twice As Much As Challenger Joe Martinez."With one day left before the primary, we're going to miss the proliferation of groups with cryptic, yet patriotic, monikers spreading misi ... 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 >>
Miami-Dade County already coughed up $376 million to help build the new Marlins Park, but now the County government and Marlins brass are in a fight over about $1.7 million in non-construction costs related to the project. The Marlins actually tried to charge the county for a nearly $11,000 bill for ... More >>
Marco Rubio's wife Jeanette has kept a relatively low profile despite her husbands growing national profile. While he's in Washington, Jeanette Rubio usually stays behind in West Miami raising the couple's four children. Though, she just gave her first extended interview in conjunction with her hubb ... More >>
For Barbara Jordan, blood is thicker than water. How else can the Miami-Dade County commissioner justify the $5,000 her reelection campaign paid to the company owned by her sister Sandy Walker, a once-powerful lobbyist who five years ago pleaded guilty to defrauding the county?In a recent interview ... More >>
Dude, where's my city? Miami wakes up with a pounding headache.
Remember Leonard Abess, the former banker who sold his company and gave $60 million to his own employees? Well, he's just been named the new chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Miami.
Natacha Seijas was right to worry about her name appearing on the same recall ballot as Carlos Alvarez. She was swept up in the voter tsunami that also took out the now former county mayor. Many local political pundits didn't give Miami Voice, the political action committee that sought Seijas's r ... More >>
All illustrations by Pam ShavalierThe election to recall Carlos Alvarez is in five short days, but the County Mayor has done little in the way of mounting much of a public campaign to save himself. But it's not too late, there are still plenty of communities within the county rich with potential ... More >>
Carlos Alvarez enters the final battle against his recall.Over the next two weeks, we'll see if County Mayor Carlos Alvarez can muster up the support that propelled him to office in 2004 and 2008, as well as giving him more powers. Earlier today, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Barbara Areces dismissed ... More >>
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas better beware the Ides of March. Voters will take to the polls on March 15 to decide whether they want to recall the beleaguered politicians, the County Commission decided today. The decision to hold both elections on the ... More >>
Miami Commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Richard Dunn II want to take $105,000 meant for OvertownWhat do you do if you have $59.2 million in unspent funds from last year's budget earmarked for long-stalled projects at the Overtown and Omni community redevelopment agencies? If you're Miami city commis ... More >>
Miami's Mayoral frontrunners struggle to raise money in recession.
South Florida multimillionaire Michael Bienes never cut ties with Bernie Madoff, even after the SEC shut him down.
Plans to transform a blighted neighborhood have stalled.
Wall Street gives new meaning to the term "artist portfolio"
ArtBasel: Where Did It Come From? What Does It Want?
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
Competing fairs are locked in a battle for collectors
Indian Creek Village and Surfside engage in some respectful civic discourse
Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills
After ten years as city manager, Cesar Odio is still catching flak about his college education. Give the guy a break. Better yet, give him a diploma.
And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
Historic landmarks in preservation limbo