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Tax rebate for Orange Bowl passes in House

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Updated: May 4, 2001, 2:51 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Lawmakers have so far said no to helping the Marlins with a new stadium, but the state House came to the aid of the Orange Bowl on Thursday.

A bill (HB 163) to rebate the sales tax on tickets and concessions sold at the landmark Miami stadium, home of the University of Miami football team, passed the House 81-30. It would still need approval from the Senate.

The estimated $200,000 to $300,000 that wouldn't be paid to the state in taxes would go to the city ...

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