Florida’s largest local government spends more than $6 billion a year, offering a lucrative source of dollars for hundreds of vendors, contractors and grant recipients.
See the entire list of 500 in the Miami Herald. (Hit on the short list and it will keep going) It will make you sick when you think about Library funding. Hanks says further:
The list captures the end results of the yearly budget decisions that are getting underway this spring as commissioners and Mayor Carlos Gimenez decide how to allocate tax dollars. The dollars go to churches and schools administering county poverty and Head Start programs, contractors building county projects, service providers equipping county workers with phones, fuel, and other goods.
Florida Power & Light has a comfortable hold on the top position. The for-profit utility received nearly $370 million in Miami-Dade checks over 36 months, or an average of more than $300,000 a day. If Miami-Dade has a massive electric bill, it also digs deep to purchase fuel. MacMillan Oil, a Hialeah company, snagged the No. 3 spot with about $240 million worth of payments from Miami-Dade.Do you now see why I don't want CULTURAL ENTITIES TO GET MORE MONEY! Look at number 7 and 11.