When Clark County commissioners convene for their Nov. 15 meeting, they’ll have the option of codifying two hotel room tax increases to fund the upgrade of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the construction of a domed stadium in one fell swoop. But if Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has her way, commissioners will take their time before raising the tax to finance $750 million in bonds for the $1.9 billion stadium project.
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.
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.
The Nevada Senate on Tuesday amended and passed a bill raising room taxes in Clark County to help fund a football stadium and convention center expansion in Las Vegas. The bill now moves to the Assembly.
One major professional sports league has broken the ice. Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, said Monday he envisions the NFL and NBA following the NHL to the Las Vegas Strip in the near future.
A chorus of casino titans and other supporters urged Nevada lawmakers on Monday to support public funding to build a $1.9 billion domed football stadium and expand the Las Vegas Convention Center as a special session began to vet the details of both projects.