BRADENTON, Fla. - The long-awaited Florida Supreme Court decision over the fate of tax increment financing in the state has temporarily blocked a legal decision in the Florida Marlins quest for a new, $515 million Major League Baseball stadium in Miami.

In a court case challenging the stadium and a complex $3 billion plan that Miami and Miami-Dade County elected officials devised - based partly on the use of tax increment financing - a judge late Wednesday postponed her ruling in the Marlins case until the state's high court rules on whether TIF bonds require approval by public referendum before they can be sold.

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