Nevada Land Development: Corruption Or Politics?
"What Reid did not explain was that the bill promised a cavalcade of benefits to real estate developers, corporations and local institutions that were paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbying fees to his sons' and son-in-law's firms, federal lobbyist reports show.... The governments of three of Nevada's biggest cities Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson also gained from the legislation, which freed up tens of thousands of acres of federal land for development and annexation. All three were represented by Reid's family members who contacted his staff on their clients' behalf."
Thanks to Laura Kranz