Here we go again. The proposed transfer of $2.2 billion in risk from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (CAT Fund) to the private reinsurance market is nothing more than corporate welfare and will lead to higher property-insurance rates.
Miamians complain about traffic congestion in Downtown Miami daily. They tell stories of major roads reduced to parking lots, long delays going to and from work and major events clogging all downtown streets.
The March 20 editorial, Keep U.S.-Israeli relationship strong, had the right headline and basic message, but threw it away with the several paragraphs reiterating those aspects of Netanyahu’s recent behavior that it found unhelpful.
Just when you thought getting into downtown Miami couldn’t get any worse, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces the most significant I-95 project in Miami-Dade since the installation of toll express lanes.
Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin were not known for their affection for each other, nor were Truman, Attlee and Stalin. But they all managed to work with each other to establish an agenda for governing post-war Europe.
The Florida Legislature is considering proposals that would let children enroll in any school in the state that has available seats. As a parent, I think that HB 1145 not only empowers parents by letting them make the best possible choice for their children’s education, it also allows everyone to have a better quality of life while improving our community.
Fred Grimm’s March 22 column, Who cares about a bunch of manatees?, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) for challenging federal Endangered Species Act regulations, including those regarding the manatee.
Sen. Bill Nelson has come out strong against a sex-trafficking bill that would create a fund for victims with monies collected in fees from the traffickers. He has voted to filibuster this popular bill, because it includes a standard Hyde Amendment, banning federal funding of abortion with exceptions for incest, the life of the mother and rape.
When Miami-Dade County voters approved a half-cent sales tax for the delivery of a great idea called The People’s Transportation Plan in 2002, they expected the plan to come with the implied disclaimer: “Landing gear included.”