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VIDEO: County Appoints Three to Fill Vacant Seats For Special Legislative Session (updated)


washoe-county-chambers-1-of-1-300x200-8026987-2023637The Washoe Board of County Commissioners approved today three people to serve at the Nevada Legislature for an upcoming special session.

Commissioners named Jesse Haw and Julia Ratti for state senate and Dominic Brunetti for the assembly.

The term of the appointments is just for the special session. The lawmaking body is slated meet in October to consider approval of a stadium in Las Vegas for the Raiders football team.

Governor Brian Sandoval gave notice of a potential special session last week.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the Nevada Taxpayers Association is opposed to the stadium, citing uncertainties in the deal and data that show that subsidized stadiums can be detrimental to communities. Others see the stadium as enhancing economic development.

Bob Conrad
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




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