| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tesla Motors' electric car battery plant will be worth $100 billion to the state of Nevada, according to the men who crafted the deal.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Tesla Chairman and Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday that the Palo Alto-based...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Nevada's economic incentives for Tesla Motors won the state a coveted battery factory and an estimated 6,500 jobs, but at one of the highest costs a state has ever paid to lure a company — nearly $1.3 billion.
The lavish dowry reaffirms Tesla...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:12 PM
An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week.
"It's pretty extraordinary," he said while...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:37 PM
They say the house always wins, but the state of Nevada is letting Tesla walk away with the store.
Back in June, the electric car company and its partner Panasonic broke ground outside Reno for a multibillion-dollar “gigafactory.” As the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Bills designed to lure Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors' $5-billion battery factory to Nevada are making their way through the state legislature in Carson City.
The bills are part of a package promoted by Gov. Brian Sandoval to bring a key part of Elon...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:01 PM
The state of Nevada, of all places, should understand the gambler's adage about how if you can't pick out the sucker at your card table, it's you.
Despite that, the state Legislature has approved a massive giveaway to Elon Musk's Tesla Motors to build a...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it.
He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If Washington was reeling on Tuesday, the vertigo may have stemmed from something rare: blunt honesty from the mouth of an elected official.
It occurred as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Assn., detailed for...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:12 PM
LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher’s 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land.
The cattle ranch’...