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Nevada court takes up Las Vegas arena ballot measure

Nevada Supreme Court justices questioned Tuesday whether a ballot initiative backed by Caesars Entertainment to build a sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip and fund it with a special taxing district would run afoul of state law.

Justice James Hardesty raised the issue and referenced the court's landmark ruling last year that said the Nevada Constitution prohibits local and special laws where a general law applicable to everyone should apply.

That ruling late in the 2011 legislative session sent the governor's two-year spending plan into a tailspin and led to 11th-hour negotiations to plug a $650 million budget hole. …

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