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Tesla deal, popular in Nevada, is panned elswhere

Nevada’s political establishment may think the recent Tesla incentive deal is the greatest thing since the repeal of the state’s usury law to attract a giant credit-card processing center to town, but outside the Silver State, the reaction is a bit more jaundiced.

Time for reform?

The Senate’s initial vote last week on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to regulate campaign fundraising and spending was somewhat confusing: It passed 79-18, well in excess of the 60 votes needed to begin debate, and the 66 needed for final passage.

No way to win

On Monday, in Courtroom 1 of the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, the final steps in repealing Nevada’s 12-year-old ban on gay marriage are scheduled to begin.

Thus endeth the lesson

In late May 2013, news spread like wildfire through the Legislative Building that one-time power broker Harvey Whittemore had been convicted of making illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.