Good Jobs First Subsidy News

By Emily Badger Sept. 15, 2014

Tesla announced earlier this month that it's planning to build a $5 billion lithium battery factory just outside of Reno, which sounds good for Nevada and bad for losing bidders California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. So how did Nevada beat out so many competitors?

By Matthew L. Wald Sept. 12, 2014

When Nevada lured Tesla Motors to the Reno area to build a giant battery factory, a triumphant governor, Brian Sandoval, proclaimed that every dollar his state was spending in tax incentives and other subsidies would yield $80 in economic activity.

By Reid Wilson, Sept. 10, 2014

Nevada state legislators will meet Wednesday in Carson City to consider a package of incentives and credits that will lure one of the biggest economic prizes to an area in serious need of new manufacturing jobs — though at the cost to the state of more than $1 billion.

By Danny Westneat Nov. 13, 2013

Here's a factoid that's been floating around, but of course was not to be heard last weekend amid the din of politicians a-swooning, en masse, over Boeing.