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The county gave preliminary approval to spend $46.5 million in bed-tax money to help upgrade the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility. SCOTT KEELER | Times

Pinellas Commission gives preliminary nod to tax money for Blue Jays

CLEARWATER — After a confusing debate, the Pinellas County Commission on Tuesday voted to help Dunedin move forward with an $81 million upgrade of the Toronto Blue Jays spring training complex. The vote came amid a broader discussion about a pot of money from the Tourist Development Council bed tax, a 6 percent tax …