BRADENTON, Fla. — Broward County, Fla., has reached a milestone in its effort to move forward with an $800 million financing to support the $1.5 billion cost of a major runway extension and other improvements at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

County commissioners approved a landmark interlocal agreement last week with the city of Dania Beach to fund a “precedent-setting” noise-mitigation program for the city and its residents living near the airport, officials said.

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