Nevada Legislature Passes Public Funding Bill To Fund Possible Move Of Oakland A’s

The Oakland Athletics have cleared a major hurdle for their planned relocation to Las Vegas after the Nevada Legislature gave final approval to public funding for a portion of a proposed $1.5 billion stadium with a retractable roof. The deal approved Wednesday still needs the governor’s signature and approval from MLB, but both are anticipated. Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo is the one who proposed it. A special legislative session convened on June 7 to weigh the plan. The Nevada Assembly made minor changes Wednesday to the measure the Senate had approved Tuesday just hours before the Vegas Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup. The Senate voted final approval Wednesday night.