MIAMI (AP) - Miami-Dade voters will get a say in whether tax dollars should be used to renovate the Miami Dolphins football stadium.
County commissioners on Wednesday approved a referendum to raise hotel taxes for a renovation of Sun Life Stadium.
The vote is set for May 14. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/ZNDnLe ) reports that the urgency is driven by the contest between Miami Gardens and Santa Clara, Calif., for Super Bowl 50, which the National Football League awards no later than May 22.
The referendum would be cancelled if Florida lawmakers fail to approve Dolphins-backed legislation allowing the county to raise the hotel tax. Under the deal terms, Miami-Dade would provide the football team with about $7.5 million a year, for a total of $289 million over 26 years. The Dolphins will refund the county between $112 million and $120 million in 30 years.
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