Tesla, the Palo Alto-based electric car maker, is requesting a sales tax exemption in California worth $47 million on the purchase of equipment.
Tesla, the Palo Alto-based electric car maker, is requesting a sales tax exemption in California worth $47 million on the purchase of equipment. Richard Vogel The Associated Press
Tesla, the Palo Alto-based electric car maker, is requesting a sales tax exemption in California worth $47 million on the purchase of equipment. Richard Vogel The Associated Press
Dan Morain

Dan Morain

Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

Tesla is playing the tax subsidy game, and winning

December 09, 2016 5:31 AM

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.