Washoe County commissioners Tuesday appointed three people to temporarily fill vacancies in the Nevada Legislature in anticipation of a special session to consider financing for a $1.9 billion football stadium and $1.4 billion convention center expansion in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday’s call for a special session of the Nevada Legislature includes more than a $1.9 billion domed stadium and a room tax increase to help pay the bill, but also includes a sales tax increase to hire more police officers.