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 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.
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.
Gov. Brian Sandoval abruptly abandoned plans Thursday to seek an even larger tax increase in an upcoming special session of the Legislature to plug a projected budget hole as conservative Republicans dug in their heels for a school choice program.
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.