Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NEW: A Tale of Two States, CA and NV: Part I

Calwatchdog. com does yeoman's work on CA issues.  They are carrying a series of articles comparing CA with NV.  The first one sets the stage after the disastrous drop in the economy not so long ago.

Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a new pact with Nevada, effectively conceding to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s demands that California be more open to economic development along the beautiful Lake Tahoe shoreline. It was a rare moment of agreement — created through deft political maneuvering on Nevada’s behalf — between two states that have taken different approaches to taxes, regulations, environmentalism and development.

For Californians, the moment should also be a teachable lesson about the differences between the two states — and how those differences will ultimately affect the quality of each state. But to understand how California will be affected, it’s important to first look at where Nevada was, where it is now, and where it’s headed.

It begins with the Great Recession.

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