© 2022 WLRN
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
The South Florida Roundup

The Florida Roundup: Super Bowl, Sales Tax Increases, Crisis In Venezuela

Jason Parker/Flickr
Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, is getting a half-billion dollar makeover. The renovation helped South Florida secure the 2020 Super Bowl. The stadium also hosts the University of Miami Hurricanes as well as the Orange Bowl.

The biggest game in sports is coming back to South Florida. The Miami Dolphins will host the Super Bowl in 2020, celebrating a century of the NFL. But is this Miami’s game - or is it South Florida's game? Should the branding leave out Broward County?

Voters in Broward County will decide in November if they want to spend more money for transportation. It's one of several proposed tax increases in three counties. From higher taxes on booze to a general sales tax hike, where could the money go?

Plus, the economic situation in Venezuela is getting worse by the day. Shortages, crime, and vigilante violence are increasing. What's the role of South Florida as the crisis builds?

Listen to the full show below.