• Sandoval signs bill raising tax for Vegas football stadium

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to UNLV football and the NFL Oakland Raiders.

  • Republican lawmakers huddle as they discuss a bill during a special legislative session in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. The Nevada Legislature is deliberating bills that would authorize public funds for an NFL stadium and convention center expansion in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels)

    Las Vegas NFL stadium plan passes second major hurdle

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada took a giant step closer to becoming home of the Raider Nation on Friday, after state lawmakers narrowly approved a hotel tax increase that would put $750 million in public money toward an NFL stadium partly funded by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.