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.
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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.
The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee unanimously agreed to recommend financing for a proposed $1.9 billion domed stadium, and perhaps the most surprising moment of the proceedings was which member motioned to approve a public investment of $750 million.
It’s just the beginning, Mark Davis cautioned, but the Oakland Raiders owner on Thursday expressed more optimism about someday seeing the finish line.
Nevada lawmakers seem to favor the first week of October, or just over two weeks from now, for a special session to approve a stadium funding plan.
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