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Nevada GOP governor hopeful Schwartz would cut Raiders stadium money

Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 20:56:34-04

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz says if he's elected governor he'll try to eliminate the $750 million hotel-room tax in Clark County that's earmarked to help pay for the Raiders' new NFL stadium in Las Vegas.

Schwartz is running against Attorney General Adam Laxalt for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

He said Thursday on Nevada Newsmakers that he'd rather direct the room-tax money toward the state's public education system.

He says if the tax money is not cut from the $1.8 billion stadium project, he'd do what he could to hold up state funding for roads and highway ramps that the stadium needs.

The stadium is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. UNLV also will play its home football games there.