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Thread: Wetherford responds to allegations

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    Wetherford responds to allegations

    http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...t-miami/nXkCr/

    The feedback from Miami-Dade was negative and there were concerns expressed by members on both sides of the aisle,” Weatherford said. “It’s not the fault of the Florida Legislature that Dolphins’ management failed to win legislative approval to force taxpayers to upgrade Sun Life Stadium after paying for a local referendum. Some would call that putting the cart before the horse.”


    The part about starting early voting there made any sense

    This link is from about a week ago.
    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/naked...-else-too.html

    The Dolphins never called us and asked: ‘How are we looking before we pay for it [the referendum]?’” said House Speaker Will Weatherford, whose chamber has stalled the legislation

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/naked...#storylink=cpy

    Also from article on Mayor
    Gimenez required the referendum, which club executives had hoped to avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden Fox View Post
    Spin. Spin. Spin. Spin.
    I dont think he is spinning that he made no promises to Dolphins because too many of his members w0uld know this info. Its spin on both sides but really it was stupid to start election on something that is waiting to be decided .
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    What a horrible explanation!!! I think he would have been better off keeping his mouth shut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTOWNFINFAN View Post
    What a horrible explanation!!! I think he would have been better off keeping his mouth shut.
    Not sure the explanation is so horrible, Alot of bills have this same fate.

    This was already public knowledge.

    An informal poll of 25 Miami-Dade County lawmakers (some have districts that extend beyond Miami-Dade) shows that the delegation is split over the Dolphins’ stadium, reflecting the political potency of the issue of sending taxpayer dollars to sports teams in South Florida. Uproar over the taxpayer-financed stadium for the Miami Marlins led to the recall of former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez in 2011. “I like the Dolphins, I like the football team, but I don’t think it’s the best use of our public funds,” Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami, said last week before filing several amendments aimed at gutting the bill.

    Trujillo’s amendments failed, but not before picking up votes from other Miami-Dade lawmakers, who called the deal “corporate welfare.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlockz View Post
    http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...t-miami/nXkCr/

    The feedback from Miami-Dade was negative and there were concerns expressed by members on both sides of the aisle,” Weatherford said. “It’s not the fault of the Florida Legislature that Dolphins’ management failed to win legislative approval to force taxpayers to upgrade Sun Life Stadium after paying for a local referendum. Some would call that putting the cart before the horse.”
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    Translation: Dolphins' management 'failed' to contribute to the right legislator(s) campaign fund
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    Quote Originally Posted by yardlaw View Post
    Translation: Dolphins' management 'failed' to contribute to the right legislator(s) campaign fund
    well they definately contributed to plenty of campaigns that supported bill
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    According to the Dolphins' side of things they had an overwhelming number of votes necessary to pass this through the House. I believe the number quoted was like 76 or something like that, votes they had in their pocket. So the speaker is essentially saying that the Dolphins failed to butter his bread and secure HIS vote, as the gate keeper to the whole process. But the Dolphins claim they even had that too, but that he reneged.
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    BS, he can't spin away he kept the vote from the ppl of Dade county. Shame on him.
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