Nevada Land Development: Corruption Or Politics?

The Los Angeles Times runs a two-part expose on Nevada Senator Harry Reid's corruption in trading money for development opportunities.
June 23, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"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

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Published on Monday, June 23, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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