Let’s face it: Very few voters who will cast ballots in the May 14 referendum asking the public to help subsidize a $350 million Sun Life Stadium renovation will have read the 80-plus-page accord between the Miami Dolphins and Miami-Dade County. And all its details hardly fit into a brief ballot question.
So we did the legwork, and broke down the elements of the deal into handy questions and answers to guide voters in what will be a sprint of a political campaign.
The countywide referendum is still iffy: It will be canceled if Florida lawmakers don’t approve Dolphins-backed legislation before the session ends May 3. But absentee voting begins April 23 and early voting later in the month, so it helps to start learning the numbers — and understanding the fine print — sooner rather than later.