June 19, 2019

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/12/2019

"I remain 100 percent completely in shock that our own people would essentially be traitors against the residents of this county, up there in Tallahassee."

-- Eileen Higgins, a county commissioner representing Miami and Miami Beach

If Miami-Dade lawmakers get their way and give back 25 percent of the MDX tolls paid by local drivers, the lost revenue will sink the $1 billion effort to extend the State Road 836 expressway into West Kendall, according to a county analysis.

The proposed 25 percent rebate program for vehicles registered in the county would cut revenue for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority by about $50 million a year, said Randy Topel, a financial consultant for both county government and the MDX. The head of both, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, is fighting the state bills that would dissolve the MDX and force toll cuts on the new agency that would take over the expressway system.

Read more at the Miami Herald

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