Florida House proposal takes aim at sports stadium funding program

A proposal is once again in play to eliminate an untouched pool of state money approved in 2014 to help build and renovate professional sports stadiums.

The House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday voted 16-1 to approve a proposal (HB 6011) that would repeal the funding program, which spells out steps for state dollars to become available for stadium construction and renovation.

Bill sponsor Mike Beltran, R-Lithia, said ending the program, which has never been used, would prevent taxpayer money…