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Bill of Goods

Senate Bill 306 – Professional Sports Facilities

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SPONSORED BY:
Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens

DATE FILED:
Jan. 15 (amended March 6)

What it says: SB 306 will allow for a referendum which would let Miami-Dade voters decide whether tourist development taxes can be used to pay debt service on bonds used for professional sports facilities.

What we say: This is basically a bill to allow the Miami Dolphins to get public assistance in erecting a new $400 million stadium. The hope is that the new stadium will up Miami's chances of being home to Super Bowl 50 ("L") in 2016, something that supporters say could bring $500 million in economic development to the region. (Politifact has called that figure "false.") Polling in Miami has shown that 70 percent of voters are against the handout. This is jock-friendly corporate welfare.

Odds of passage: Pretty good, at least in the legislature. Miami voters will be harder to convince.

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