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Capital Report: 05-01-2014

May 1, 2014

The sponsor of a measure aimed at overhauling the state’s pension system says that effort’s dead, but bill supporters and opponents alike say they won’t declare the win or loss until the 2014 Legislative Session comes to an end. Sascha Cordner reports

A non-citizen Florida State University law school graduate is just steps away from earning the right to practice law in the state. Regan McCarthy has more….

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David Beckham’s bid to extend a Florida sales tax rebate to his proposed Major League Soccer facility may be in jeopardy.  The Senate chose Thursday to delay a vote on the bill at the last minute.

Florida lawmakers feel sports facilities like stadiums have an important role to play in metropolitan environments.  Not only are they a significant source of tax revenue, but they can serve as a kind of hub supporting complimentary businesses like restaurants. 

Two major Soccer teams would be eligible for subsidies given to other pro sports teams in Florida under a bill filed in the Legislature.

A measure filed by Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, would add MLS to the list of leagues eligible for a $166,000 monthly stipend from the state.

Currently,the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League are eligible for the payments.