weather icon Clear

Legislature adjourns until Monday without vote on A’s ballpark bill

Updated June 8, 2023 - 6:11 pm

CARSON CITY — The Legislature has adjourned until Monday, after the Senate on Thursday failed to take action on the Oakland A’s stadium proposal that is the subject of the current special session.

The adjournment comes after a hearing Wednesday during which several senators sharply questioned proponents of the idea.

Gov. Joe Lombardo on Tuesday called the Legislature into special session to consider up to $380 million in public funding for the $1.5 billion stadium, after the initial proposal failed to advance during the regular session that concluded Monday.

During Wednesday’s hourslong hearing, state Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas, suggested there would be amendments to Senate Bill 1, the current iteration of the A’s stadium plan. She didn’t specify what those amendments might be, however, or how they might affect the funding package.

Lawmakers in both chambers will return to Carson City on Monday. If senators choose to vote on the measure Monday, the bill would need to pass by a simple majority in the 21-member chamber. If 11 senators oppose the legislation, it would fail to advance.

Contact Steve Sebelius at SSebelius@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0253. Follow @SteveSebelius on Twitter. Contact Taylor R. Avery at TAvery@reviewjournal.com. Follow @travery98 on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.