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Panel Names 2 Lawmakers Expected to Vote on Vegas Stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have appointed two new lawmakers who could decide the fate of a Las Vegas NFL stadium deal aimed at attracting the Raiders.

The Clark County Commission met for about 10 minutes Friday to appoint Democratic former Assemblywoman Stephanie Smith and Republican Kyle Stephens to fill two empty seats.

The move comes after the Washoe County Commission filled three vacancies in its territory and means the Nevada Legislature now has people in all 63 seats.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said he intends to convene lawmakers in early October to consider raising Las Vegas-area hotel tax to help fund a football stadium, a convention center expansion and more police officers.

The tax increase would need support from at least two-thirds of the lawmakers in the state Senate and Assembly.

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