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UPDATE: State Legislature talks stadium, police force in Special Session

Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 09, 2016
Governor Brian Sandoval issued a Proclamation on Sunday bringing the Nevada State Legislature into a Special Session on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 a.m.
 
The governor delivered the following statement on the Proclamation:
 
Before us is a rare opportunity to seize the moment and raise Las Vegas, already the best in the world, to the next level of entertainment and hospitality. The approval of the convention center expansion, construction of a potential NFL stadium, and funding more police on our streets to secure our community will open new doors for Las Vegas, bring thousands of Nevadans jobs and cement our leadership position in hosting conventions, entertainment and tourism. I’m proud of Las Vegas and the work that has been done to create these possibilities for Nevada’s future and the next phase of our state’s evolution. In order to lead, we must be bold, thoughtful and visionary. This is what the new Nevada is all about.
Lawmakers will be asked to approve an increase to the room tax that is expected to generate $750 million for a proposed $1.9 billion NFL stadium. Sheldon Adelson and the Raiders would contribute the remaining funds.
 
Along with the stadium, legislators will also discuss a room tax increase to fund the expansion and renovation of the convention center, as well as a sales tax increase to put more police officers on the street.
 
Lawmakers hope they can finish the session by the end of the week.