State Subsidizes Tesla, Then Restricts It

In 2007, the state of Michigan awarded Tesla Motors a $602,000 tax credit to support the car company’s efforts to start a research and development office in Rochester Hills to sell its electric car.

In October 2014, the Senate passed 38-0 and the House passed 106-1 a bill that would prevent Tesla from selling its electric cars directly to consumers. 

ForTheRecord says: They say love is fickle.

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