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Dade Voters Approve Jackson Bonds

Miami-Dade voters approved the sale of $830 million in bonds to upgrade several hospitals and clinics that are part of the publicly owned Jackson Health System.  The bonds, which would be paid for through a rise in property taxes, was approved by more than 65 percent of voters on Tuesday, according to the South Florida Business Journal.  Money raised will go for “infrastructure and equipment improvements” for Jackson South Community Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Jackson North Hospital.   

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