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Can California afford Tesla, and will Tesla want California?
Can California afford Tesla, and will Tesla want California?

State lawmakers from both parties want Elon Musk to know that they're ready to open the checkbook to persuade Tesla Motors to put its "gigafactory" battery plant in California. The thing is, it's not their checkbook, it's yours. But maybe they should use it anyway. According to The Times' Marc Lifsher, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) are pushing a bill that would pledge "financial and regulatory incentives" to speed construction of the plant somewhere in the state. Their proposal, SB 1309, would codify the incentives, although the exact nature of those inducements has yet to be decided. ...

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