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Update July 17, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.: Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins since 2009, is leaving to become president and CEO of pro baseball's San Diego Padres. We are rerunning this post from earlier this year amid the debate about the failed effort to win funding for renovations to Sun Life Stadium.

There’s now proof that South Florida has become a basketball town. In fact, after two Miami Heat championships, all of Florida seems to be smitten by LeBron’s team.

That’s at least according to data released today on the number of Florida specialty plates. It shows that the Miami Heat tag has surpassed the plates for all other Florida pro sports teams.

In 2011, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had more specialty plates issued than any other pro sports team in the state, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Lawmaker Blasts Dolphins Owner For Stadium Witch Hunt

Jun 26, 2013
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The chairman of the Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus blasted the owner of the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday for a political effort aimed at House members who were critical of a plan to upgrade the team's stadium.

The letter from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, came two days after reports about Dolphins owner Stephen Ross forming Florida Jobs First PAC, which has already targeted some Republicans who didn't back legislation allowing Miami-Dade County to ask voters if an existing hotel bed tax could be increased for Sun Life Stadium upgrades this year.

I moved to South Florida in '82 from Canada and immediately became a Dolphin fan and season ticket holder up until 2009. Through that time I saw the privately funded Joe Robbie Stadium get built, and then renovated and subsequently host a couple Super Bowls, which brought great benefits to the local community. I owned a print shop and design firm in Tamarac at the time, and you could literally feel the benefit to the community from there. It seemed that everyone was busy and profitable in and around those Super Bowls with the massive influx of revenue these events brought in.

Editor's Note: WLRN-Miami Herald News asked members of the Public Insight Network to respond to the news that South Florida would not host Super Bowl 50 and 51.   

Editor's Note: WLRN-Miami Herald News asked members of the Public Insight Network to respond to the news that South Florida would not host Super Bowl 50 and 51.   

No Super Bowl For You!

May 24, 2013

  On The Florida Roundup today at noon:

Dolphins Stadium

The Florida Legislature balked on proposed renovations to Miami Dolphins stadium. A  public referendum (already in progress) on the renovations was called off. And to make matters worse, the NFL denied South Florida a Super Bowl.

Oklahoma Tragedy

Florida Senate Approves SunLife Stadium Bill

Apr 29, 2013
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Update 10:07 p.m. EST: The Florida Senate approved the Dolphins bill, 36-4. Now the House will get its turn to pass its own version.

Believe it or not, early voting began Monday in Miami-Dade County in a referendum that may NOT be needed by the end of the week.

The Week's Top Florida News: Dolphins And Diplomas

Apr 26, 2013

Join us Friday at noon on 91.3 FM WLRN for an hour's discussion on the week's headlines, including:

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