South Florida Business Journal - by Oscar Pedro MusibayMiami-Dade County commissioners have approved the issuance of bonds totaling no more than $563 million toward the construction of a 37,000-seat ballpark for the Florida Marlins.Commissioners voted 8-4 on five items that together totaled $563 million – with no more than $378 million coming from the county’s sports tax, no more than $130 million coming from tourist taxes and no more than $55 million coming from the general obligation bond.County officials have acknowledged that the long-term cost of the bonding, including financing costs, totals about $1.8 billion.The county bonds are designed as interest-only instruments at the start, with large payments due at the end. The plan to pay off the bonds relies on steady growth in sports...

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