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Nevada Kicks Off Special Session to Vet Vegas Stadium Deal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have launched a special session where they’ll consider raising hotel taxes to fund an NFL stadium and convention center expansion in Las Vegas.

Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a formal proclamation Sunday evening summoning lawmakers to Carson City.

Five new lawmakers appointed to fill vacant seats were sworn in Monday morning.

They’ll vet a plan that would put $750 million in public money toward a $1.9 billion stadium that’s aimed at luring the Raiders from Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sands casino company is spearheading the effort and plans to put $650 toward the project.

It’s unclear when the session will end, although official business will be suspended from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening in observance of Yom Kippur. Recent special sessions have lasted between two and four days.


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