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Nevada senate passes Las Vegas stadium bill

The Nevada Senate has signed a stadium bill that could lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, but it may be easier to get the stadium in place than the team in place.

The Raiders have moved another step closer to moving to Las Vegas. If they can get permission from the NFL.

Via the San Francisco Chronicle, the Nevada senate voted 16-5 to pass a stadium bill. The plan would contribute $750 million in public money toward the project, funded by a hotel and motel tax.

Even if the political process in Nevada culminates in the bill becoming law, the Raiders will need a total of 24 owners to approve a relocation.

As noted on Sunday night, a fight is brewing among ownership regarding whether it makes sense to put an NFL team in Las Vegas. That could make it harder for the Raiders to get the votes necessary to move, possibly setting the stage for an attempt by owner Mark Davis to move without approval.