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September 17, 2014

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  • Nevada says Tesla will be economic boon, but watchdog group isn’t so sure
    Sept. 10, 2014
    Greg LeRoy, executive director of the watchdog group Good Jobs First, issued a statement today on Nevada's study on the economic impact of the Tesla deal. LeRoy's statement is in response ...
  • Governor issues proclamation for special session on Tesla
    Sept. 10, 2014
    Shortly before midnight Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval issued the official proclamation calling a special session of the Legislature for today to give $1.2 billion in tax benefits to Tesla Motors Inc. to locate in Nevada. The proclamation was made public at ...
  • The front of a Tesla sports car at a showroom in Menlo Park, Calif., on Dec. 9, 2008.
    What you should know about tax breaks before the Tesla special session starts today
    Sept. 10, 2014
    Nevada lawmakers gather today at the Capitol to consider a $1.3 billion question: How bad does Nevada ...
  • A banner welcoming Tesla to Nevada is hung on the US Bank building south of the downtown Reno casino district Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. State lawmakers planned to meet in a special legislative session in Carson City on Wednesday to consider a package of tax breaks and incentives worth as much as $1.3 billion to seal a deal to bring the electric car maker's $5 billion lithium battery "gigafactory'' to an industrial park in the state.
    Carson City all-nighter: Lawmakers left with little time to review $1.3B Tesla package
    Sept. 10, 2014
    On the eve of today’s special legislative session, the public and many lawmakers were still in the dark about legislation relating to the tax incentives Gov. Brian Sandoval offered to ...
  • San Antonio says its Tesla bid surpassed Nevada’s
    Sept. 9, 2014
    San Antonio's economic development czar says the Alamo City's bid for Tesla's proposed $5 billion battery factory was superior to the state of Nevada's, and that was even without ...
  • Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, waves to supporters after winning New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Brown will face incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in the general election in November.
    Brown wins GOP primary in bid for U.S. Senate return
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
    Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a ...
  • This June 22, 2012, photo shows a Tesla Model S electric sedan outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.
    Economic report says Tesla to generate $1.9 billion in new taxes for state
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Even with its $1.3 billion in state tax incentives, Tesla Motors could generate $1.24 billion to $1.95 billion in new direct and indirect tax revenues in Nevada over the next 20 years ...
  • Study ranks Nevada sixth in nation in rate of women killed by men
    Sept. 9, 2014
    Nevada ranks sixth in the nation in the rate of women killed by men, according to a new study published by a gun control advocacy group. A nationwide analysis of 2012 homicide data ...
  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, left, and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval shake hands following a press conference where Nevada was announced as the new site for a $5 billion car battery gigafactory, at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
    What makes Nevada’s special session for Tesla so special?
    Sept. 9, 2014
    State lawmakers will convene Wednesday in Carson City to vet the promises Gov. Brian Sandoval made to win Tesla's $5 billion battery plant. No one expects the Legislature to ...
  • Tara Newberry, at left, her partner Adele, and their children Evan, bottom left, 4, and Emily wait outside of the U.S. Ninth District Court of Appeals on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in San Francisco. The couple are Nevada residents and married in California in 2008. They are seeking legal recognition of their marriage from the state of Nevada. For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political and legal climate that's vastly different than when it overturned Proposition 8 in 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Court hears arguments over gay marriage’s impact
    Sept. 8, 2014
    A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into ...
  • Proponents of same-sex marriage are shown at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. They watched a live stream of oral arguments over same-sex weddings before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Gay rights advocates in Las Vegas ‘optimistic’ after arguments in gay marriage case
    Sept. 8, 2014
    Sporting rainbow tie-dye shirts, Paul Juhala and Larry Dominguez were all smiles Monday afternoon as they contemplated the three-hour hearing they'd just watched live from a federal courtroom ...
  • Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets a hug from John Masterson, 28, who has Down syndrome, after he unveiled his official portrait at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The photograph-like giant image of the Republican governor was made by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein and will hang on the third floor of the Capitol. Masterson worked in the mail room when Schwarzenegger's was in office and continues to work there today.
    Schwarzenegger reveals portrait by Austrian artist
    Sept. 8, 2014
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lifted the curtain on his official portrait Monday, revealing a photograph-like giant image of the one-time bodybuilder standing in front of ...
  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.
    Obama delays action on immigration until after election
    Sept. 8, 2014
    President Barack Obama sparked the fury of immigrant advocacy organizations and drew a sigh of relief from fellow Democrats in tough midterm races this weekend when he postponed any executive action on immigration until after the November elections.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shakes hands with White House adviser John Podesta who will speak during the Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
    Senate Showdown: Congress is back in session — kind of
    Sept. 8, 2014
    In eight weeks, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will know if he will still run the U.S. Senate ...