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Sales, room taxes OK'd in Clark Co. for stadium, officers

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Henderson police at the scene of a homicide on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Alyssa Deitsch/FOX5) Henderson police at the scene of a homicide on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Alyssa Deitsch/FOX5)
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The Clark County Board of Commissioners voted to increase sales tax by 0.01 percent at a meeting Tuesday morning, to provide funding for additional police officers and a room tax to help fund a stadium in Las Vegas.

An additional 68 officers are expected to patrol the Las Vegas Strip, as discussed in the meeting, with the increased sales tax. 

Hiring will begin in April 2017 when the sales tax increase is expected to go into effect. 

The North Las Vegas and Henderson police departments are also expected to benefit from the tax increase, as discussed by the commission. The two agencies are expected to hire more officers for their jurisdictions.

The room tax is planned to help generate the additional funding needed to help build the billion-dollar stadium in Las Vegas that may become home to the Raiders. The appointed lawmakers to a special session of the Nevada Legislature approved the tax plan to fund $750 million of the $1.9 billion needed to build the stadium.

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