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Bleak outlook for Miami stadium bill, says sponsor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins are going to probably fall short of the goal line in their bid to get help for stadium renovations.

Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, called the outlook for any bill that helps the Dolphins "bleak" shortly after meeting with House Speaker Will Weatherford.

The Florida Senate has passed two bills that would help the Dolphins and other professional sports franchises and sent them to the House.

The bills would create a process where pro teams would compete for $13 million a year in state incentives. But they would also let the Dolphins tap into local taxes to help pay for renovations to Sun Life Stadium. Miami-Dade voters are scheduled to vote May 14 on a referendum to help the team.

The session ends at midnight on Friday.