Dolphins' Stadium Bill Advances To Senate Floor

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  1. SRW

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    The Miami Dolphins' bid for tax money for stadium improvements will get a hearing on the floor of the Florida Senate.

    The bill (SB 306) cleared the final Senate committee, appropriations, on Thursday in Tallahassee. Approval by the legislature is needed for a public referendum to be held May 14 in Miami-Dade County on using part of a 1 percent increase in the county's bed tax in a project intended to keep Sun Life Stadium competitive for Super Bowls, college football championships and other prime events.

    The Dolphins would receive about $7.5 million a year from the Miami-Dade tourist tax and a $3 million annual state sales tax rebate. Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to pay for more than half of a project, expected to cost nearly $400 million.

    "We look forward to continuing to work with our bill sponsors and the leadership as the bill works its way through the Legislature and to the governor's desk," Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said in a statement Thursday.

    Source: Sun Sentinel