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Miami-Dade, Miami Gardens Splash Taxpayers

07.25.18 01:00 PM

New training facility would cost taxpayers millions in Dolphins’ corporate welfare deal Grassroots group launches ad calling on citizens to hold County Commissioners accountable   Tallahassee, FL – Americana for Prosperity-Florida, the state’s leading grassroots advocacy group against corporate welfare for professional sports teams, is calling on Miami-Dade residents to speak out against the whale of deal the Miami Dolphins would get at the expense of hardworking taxpayers and hold their elected officials accountable. AFP-FL is launching a digital ad to ensure citizens are aware of the corporate welfare deals local officials struck. The group is encouraging citizens to reach out to their elected officials and hold them accountable for their votes. The Dolphins, currently valued at $2.4 billion, will lean on taxpayers for sweetheart deals that include skirting property taxes and an additional $750,000 per year to an already generous $5 million-dollar “bonus” that the county pays the team to host other events at its private facility. In total, the deal could be worth nearly $58 million. AFP-FL state director Chris Hudson released the following statement: “The Dolphins went fishing for taxpayer subsidies and Miami-Dade and Miami Gardens elected officials swallowed hook, line, and sinker. But it’s wrong that […]

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