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California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory
California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory

SACRAMENTO — Looks as if California's effort to attract an electric car maker's battery factory has run out of juice, at least for now. State lawmakers left town without seeing, let alone debating, a much-anticipated incentive bill that was supposed to entice Tesla Motors Inc. in Palo Alto to build a $5-billion battery factory in the Golden State. The failure to reach an accord — at least on the part of Gov. Jerry Brown's top aides — wasn't for lack of trying. The governor's Office of Business and Economic Development has been conferring for months with Tesla brass, including Chief Executive Elon Musk. The parties even came up with draft...

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