The Miami Dolphins are running out of time in their quest to get state help to pay for stadium renovations.
The effort to help the Dolphins has stalled in the Florida House. The Florida Senate, meanwhile, could vote next week on a bill that would require all pro sports team seeking state money to compete against each other.
The Dolphins want $3 million a year for 30 years to help pay for $400 million of renovations. The bill would also let Miami-Dade County raise local taxes to pay for the project.
Those backing the Dolphins effort insist that "it's halftime" and they will ultimately prove successful at getting the Florida Legislature to pass a bill. But lawmakers have been reluctant the last decade to approve incentives for professional sports franchises.