ATLANTA -- Hillsborough County, Fla.'s commissioners Wednesday approved a $70 million tax-exempt commercial paper program that will allow the county to proceed with a number of projects, including a sports stadium to be used as a spring training facility for the New York Yankees.

The county is also preparing to bring to market its long-awaited sale of about $120 million of solid waste refunding bonds, according to Edwin J. Hunzeker, assistant county administrator for financial services. The competitive offering is scheduled for the next few weeks.

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