Dolphins Stadium Upgrade Bill Passes First State Senate Committee Unanimously
The Miami Dolphins won their first legislative battle in a war to secure taxpayer money to cover half of the planned $400 million upgrades to Sun Life Stadium this morning as the bill passed its first Senate committee unanimously.
After a presentation involving Dolphins CEO Mike Dee and others, the bill passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously, but still has a long, long way to go.
"This bill covers one team," said Senate Commerce and Tourism Chair Nancy Detert during the hearing, according to The Sun-Sentinel . "We all but put your picture in the Florida statutes. I've never done a bill that just benefits one person statutorily and I have a real concern with that."
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