RENO, Nev. – Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors.
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Sandoval is urging lawmakers to seize on an "extraordinary opportunity" to seal the deal for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory and the tens of thousands of jobs he says will further recovery from the worst economic crisis in state history.
Legislators in the Democrat-controlled Senate and Assembly planned to begin work Wednesday after the Republican governor signed a formal proclamation late Tuesday.
The deal would forgive most sales, use and property taxes for at least a decade so Tesla will build in an industrial park east Sparks that Tesla CEO Elon Musk says is the best fit for his new "gigafactory."