Norman Braman http://wlrn.org en Dolphins Say NFL May Help Rebuild Sun Life Stadium But Public Funds Must Come First http://wlrn.org/post/dolphins-say-nfl-may-help-rebuild-sun-life-stadium-public-funds-must-come-first <p></p><p>As Miami-Dade commissioners sit down to talk about the public's role for the first time today, the National Football League is offering its support to help Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pay for improvements to Sun Life Stadium.</p><p>The Dolphins have been reluctant to talk about the idea but are hinting that the NFL's contribution is contingent upon public help first. The Miami Herald reports today the amount is unclear, but could be in the tens of millions of dollars.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:35:27 +0000 Phil Latzman 8182 at http://wlrn.org Dolphins Say NFL May Help Rebuild Sun Life Stadium But Public Funds Must Come First Tax Funds For Dophin Stadium Would Be 'Welfare For Billionaires,' Braman Says http://wlrn.org/post/tax-funds-dophin-stadium-would-be-welfare-billionaires-braman-says <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida businessman Norman&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Braman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is calling the &nbsp;proposed plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium with the public dollars "plain welfare for a multi-billionaire." </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He contends that <a href="http://www.forbes.com/profile/stephen-ross/">Miami Dolphins&nbsp;owner Shephen Ross’</a> football team is a private asset and should not receive any public money.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7960 at http://wlrn.org Tax Funds For Dophin Stadium Would Be 'Welfare For Billionaires,' Braman Says Activist-Tycoon Braman Targets Miami-Dade Commissioners http://wlrn.org/post/activist-tycoon-braman-targets-miami-dade-commissioners <p>Powerful businessman Norman Braman is casting a long shadow over the Miami-Dade County Commission election. He's backing a slate of four candidates against four incumbents, ostensibly in the name of reform and good government.</p><p>Braman, a civic activist, &nbsp;car dealer and former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team,&nbsp; was the prime mover in the recall of former county mayor Carlos Alvarez. He was also a bitter but unsuccessful opponent of the Miami Marlins stadium deal. Braman&nbsp;favors reforms that would limit spending and commissioners' political power.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:43:42 +0000 Rick Stone 869 at http://wlrn.org Activist-Tycoon Braman Targets Miami-Dade Commissioners