Anyway, what this proves is that Dolphins were onto something in not wanting a public vote. Ross made that clear months ago, that they preferred to do this through the legislature. Money travels a lot farther there than it does even in a special election where you can turn out "your" people to the polls. That's a detail that people who decried that people weren't "allowed" to vote on the upgrade seemed to miss, that Ross preferred their voice be heard at all, even in theory. And now it turns out the vote would have failed in any case.
There was a window there to get a new stadium, a brand new one with at least partial public money. But when Ross bought the team he was over the moon at how great the stadium was and so he missed that window. That gave Jeffery Loria the chance to take the bull by the horns and lead it to the public well for a nice long piss.
The next window won't open at least for another 10 years, imo. Maybe longer, if the Marlins continue to struggle.