Gov. Rick Scott might not have the clout to get the Legislature to expand Medicaid in Florida, but the governor’s opinion on a “safety net” for sports teams is having the desired effect.
The governor said he would veto any bill that gives tax revenue to a sports team unless local voters approve the deal. So the House Finance and Tax Subcommittee on Friday added a mandatory Miami-Dade County referendum to a bill that could funnel as much as $200 million in hotel tax receipts to renovation of Sun Life Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins play. The Senate had done the same.
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