Critics of a proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed football stadium say they want a better deal for Southern Nevadans if tax dollars are used to help fund construction, but an influential casino lobbying group joined the debate Wednesday by saying stadium developers and government officials have covered all areas of concern.
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The Nevada Taxpayers Association and Nevadans for the Common Good on Monday declared their opposition to a proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium in Las Vegas, the first signs of organized public opposition to a project that will be considered by lawmakers next month.
Applicants hoping to fill two vacant Assembly seats before a planned special session of the Legislature in early October want more specifics about a proposed NFL stadium in Clark County before they pledge support or opposition to the estimated $1.9 billion public-private project.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says state leadership needs to stay aggressive in order to put the last pieces in place to bring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.
Gov. Brian Sandoval will meet with legislative leaders next week in preparation for a special session of the Nevada Legislature.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday said he will call a special session of the Legislature in early October to consider a package of recommendations for Clark County that include building a 65,000-seat football stadium, expanding the Las Vegas Convention Center and paying for more police officers.
Some state lawmakers are cheering the prospect of having the NFL’s Oakland Raiders take up residence in Las Vegas, but they’re on the sidelines on how a $1.9 billion stadium should be financed.
The City of Oakland and an investment group tied to Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott engaged in negotiations geared on selling the Oakland Coliseum and keeping the Raiders from bolting for Los Angeles or Las Vegas.
Questions raised by two Clark County commissioners about aproposed NFL stadium prevented the body from taking a stance Tuesday on the $1.9 billion project.
Five seats in the Nevada Legislature — three from the north and two from the south — will be filled through appointment by county commissioners to serve in the anticipated special session to consider public financing of a proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas and other taxes.
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