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    Quote Originally Posted by ckparrothead View Post
    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.
    He wanted the whole loaf buttered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ohall View Post
    BS, he can't spin away he kept the vote from the ppl of Dade county. Shame on him.
    The same thing happened with the MArlins vote in the house after the senate pushed forward. This is not the first bill this happened too. They can can try to get bill passed later.
    Not anymore shame than any other politics in area. Ross never truly wanted a vote anyway, he got that part of his wish just not the handover part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckparrothead View Post
    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.
    Well apparently they didnt and a report a few days ago was saying that he ddint have their vote but maybe in the back rooms who knows.
    The most curious thing I heard was weatherford claimed him and marino talked about autism and not really about vote lol.

    I would like to see public poll but the rebates were not part of the vote and may have been the bigger hold up who knows.
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    I was willing to give Weatherford a chance to explain his position, but his defense of his inaction is very lacking.

    "I never promised".... I am sure he conveyed to Ross and Dee that he would "Do what he could"... or "Do his best" to get the bill voted upon. I doubt that Ross made him pinky promise that the bill would be voted upon.

    "Other bills never came up for vote as well"....blah blah blah

    He had the podium to give a true explanation of the situation. His lack of detail is very revealing to me.
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    nice of Will to get Braman's nuts out of his mouth long enough to speak
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    The feedback from Miami Dade was negative?! Well if that was the case you should have brought it up on the floor if you were so sure it wouldn't be voted on favorably. This is an idiotic spin of an explanation and based solely on YOUR opinion
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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.”


    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.
    There's spin on both sides. While Stephen Ross and his staff are approaching a Jeffrey Loria level of greasy, politicians have always been greasy. Fortunately, I don't care in this case:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlockz View Post
    Well apparently they didnt and a report a few days ago was saying that he ddint have their vote but maybe in the back rooms who knows.
    The most curious thing I heard was weatherford claimed him and marino talked about autism and not really about vote lol.

    I would like to see public poll but the rebates were not part of the vote and may have been the bigger hold up who knows.
    This is politics. Those who 'report' on this know about as much as we do: nothing. The politicians are going to say what they need to say to ensure that they remain elected officials and the Dolphins are going to say what they need to say to ensure that they can point the finger at the politicians.
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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.”
    Did someone not tell Weatherford that legislative approval was actually won before he received the bill? In fact, the vote was an overwhelming 35-4 in favor. Why does he think its his own personal responsibility to stop a bill that had almost unanimous support in the legislature.

    And he seems to think this bill forces taxpayers to pay for renovations, but this bill only asks them to vote on the issue.
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    I trust neither side and dont care it can be brought up again. Ross was the one who decided a few months before the NFl awards a superbowl to bring forth the bill, when he knew he needed to renovate since our last superbowl. Neither is probably beacon of honesty.
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