Dolphins move another step closer to getting $200m in stadium subsidies

A bill to give the Miami Dolphins $3 million a year in sales tax rebates to help pay for renovations to Sun Life Stadium unanimously cleared its first state senate committee vote on Tuesday. In fact, the main concern in the state legislature seems to be that the bill doesn’t subsidize enough teams: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz both would like to vote on proposals for subsidies to soccer and other sports at the same time.

The state tax kickback would only fund about $50 million worth of renovations; another $150 million would have to be raised by a hike in the Miami-Dade County hotel tax, which the county commission has already endorsed.


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