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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:21 AM

Nevada governor proposes giving tech firms power to govern


By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America 28 mins ago


CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor on Friday unveiled a proposal that would allow technology companies to establish jurisdictions with powers similar to those of county governments, arguing the state needed to be bold to diversify its economy and pushing back against those who have likened the idea to company towns.

“This proposal is an exciting, unprecedented concept that has a potential to position Nevada as a global center of advanced technology and innovation, while helping to create immediate positive economic impact and shape the economy of the future,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said of his Innovation Zones idea. “As we’ve learned in the past, an emergency requires us to throw out the tried-and-true, discard the ‘How We’ve Always Done It’ manual and move on.”

Under the proposal, companies developing cutting-edge technologies that have at least 50,000 acres (200 sq. kilometers) of land and promise to invest $1.25 billion could establish “Innovation Zones." The zones would be governed by a board responsible for overseeing zoning, taxation, law enforcement and other government functions on their land. It would override local county regulations.

The governor’s office of economic development would initially appoint three members to govern the zone, including two required to be from the company.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nevada-governor-proposes-giving-tech-firms-power-to-govern/ar-BB1e3Akx?li=BBnb7Kz

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:28 AM

1. What could possibly go wrong?

Texas' power grid, anyone?

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 11:37 AM

2. Just what we need--give the corporations more power.

Sierra Club—Meet the Corporation

This is a fantastic one page primer on corporate personhood.

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 01:42 PM

3. Robocop is next.

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