published on October 17, 2016 - 9:07 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

(AP) — Nevada’s governor has signed a bill clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to UNLV football and the Oakland Raiders.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval joined lawmakers and Raiders owner Mark Davis for a Monday ceremony at the university.

Davis says he’s committed to moving the team to Las Vegas. NFL owners still must approve any potential Raiders move.

State lawmakers last week approved legislation to increase Las Vegas-area hotel taxes to raise $750 million for a stadium partly financed by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, and more than $400 million to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sandoval also signed a measure allowing Clark County commissioners to raise the county sales tax to hire more police to patrol the tourist corridor.

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