By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI — Miami’s love affair courthouses is costing taxpayers a bundle.
Not only does it cost a fortune to build a new courthouse, the cost of maintaining the structures they replace is eye-popping.
In 2008, the historic David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on First Avenue was left for dead [...]
Balanced budgets aside, Florida’s finances aren’t on solid ground, a fiscal watchdog group says.Read More →
M-16 assault rifles, reconnaissance helicopters and electric golf carts. For pennies on the dollar, local law enforcement agencies in Florida have been stocking up on surplus military equipment for years.Read More →
California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.”
A bill sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to ban California from displaying or selling the Confederate flag or objects with images of it. The state’s Legislature passed the bill nearly unanimously last week.Read More →
Hertz CEO Mark Frissora was instrumental in securing an $85 million tax incentive package last year — courtesy of state and Lee County taxpayers. Now, thanks to three years of unreliable financial statements, investors are calling for his head.Read More →
For the past 30 years, the tony waterfront shopping, entertainment and dining area smack dab in the middle of Miami’s coveted downtown has been paying below-market rent for its prime location.Read More →