The process of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas took another step forward Tuesday when the Nevada Senate voted 16-5 in favor of Senate Bill 1.
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.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he is glad lawmakers are asking tough questions about the proposed stadium project and acknowledged that some critics will never be satisfied that it will be good for Nevada’s economic development efforts.
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.