Rep. Dina Titus has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging a conference committee to add language that would exempt two major Las Vegas projects from a bill that would ban the use of tax-exempt bonds for stadiums used by professional sports teams.
State bonds will likely cover roughly $200 million in improvements meant to relieve freeway traffic near the 62-acre stadium site for the NFL’s Raiders on Russell Road, just west of Interstate 15.
State officials have posted the first agenda for what will be known as the Stadium Authority Board and much of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing procedures board members will take as it works to build a new home for the Oakland Raider
Democratic legislative leaders say they plan to reach a community benefits agreement with a yet-to-be-appointed Las Vegas stadium authority board assuring that more than half the construction and operations jobs on the $1.9 billion project go to underprivileged workers.
Gov. Brian Sandoval will sign Senate Bill 1 and Assembly Bill 1 into law at 11 a.m. Monday at the Richard Tam Alumni Center at UNLV.
Proponents of luring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas to a planned $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed football stadium take on a new challenge with a familiar strategy beginning this week.
A long-awaited vote on a bill that would increase hotel room taxes to fund a domed stadium and improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center failed to materialize early Friday morning after a 17-hour Assembly session.
The Nevada Department of Transportation would need to accelerate already-planned projects, including miles of HOV lanes, if a domed football stadium opens by 2019 near the Las Vegas Strip, according to a report released Thursday by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office.
When it comes to the debate over a $1.9 billion domed football stadium, rural and Northern Nevada tourism leaders aren’t much different from their counterparts in Southern Nevada.
Nevada lawmakers will return to work Thursday as the debate and fate of a bill to help finance a domed stadium and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center moves to the Assembly, where its path to passage could be bumpy.