BRADENTON, Fla. — ­Nashville’s consolidated government leaders Tuesday night voted to move forward with a new convention center that could require as much as $650 million in bond financing that could price next month.

Council members delivered impassioned speeches for and against what will be the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s largest ever public works project, but no one on the 40-member council discussed whether the financing would have a negative impact on the city’s credit rating.

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