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Buddy Dyer
No money for stadium projects after vote delayed

A shot by some of Florida's professional sports teams to get millions in taxpayer help fell short on Thursday, but the contest appears far from over. A legislative panel voted to delay ranking four proposals requesting $255 million in taxpayer money, saying the crucial decision should instead be made by the entire Florida Legislature when it meets this spring. Rep. Richard Corcoran, chairman of the Legislative Budget Commission, said he remains opposed to all the proposals. The rankings had been considered crucial because lawmakers did not set aside enough money for all four requests in the first year of a new sports grant program. The state received requests that would help pay for...