Nevada Supreme Court Strikes Vegas Arena Measure

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevadans won't be voting on a special taxing district to build a sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Supreme Court late Wednesday reversed itself and struck the measure from the November ballot.

Justices said the description of effect on the initiative was misleading and deceptive, and that signatures gathered to place the measure on the ballot were invalid.

The Arena Initiative Committee measure was backed by Caesars Entertainment. It proposed funding the arena on land donated by Caesars with a nearly 1 percent sales tax increase within a three-mile area.

It was opposed by Taxpayers for the Protection of Nevada Jobs, a group that includes MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corp.

The casino companies fear a Caesars arena would take business away from their own venues.

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