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Clark County approves room tax to fund stadium

Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 21:46:14-05

The Clark County Commission voted 6-1 to approve a room tax to support the funding of a potential Raiders stadium in Las Vegas.

The funds raised by the room tax would provide $750 million towards the $1.9 billion project.

The moved was applauded by labor union members eager to benefit from construction jobs with the new stadium. They even had a Raiders tailgate outside the Clark County Government building.

"A lot of our members are unemployed, you know taking other jobs," says David McCune with the Local 872 Laborers union.  

McCune says having a large-scale project in Las Vegas would spark the local economy.

But critics argue that public funding should have gone toward education. The lone no vote on the commission, Chris Giunchigliani, expressed concerns that the state legislature required the Clark County Commission to approve the plan.

NFL leaders have still not decided whether to approve a Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas.