Vegas' Green 'Flash' Could Cost Nevada Millions A Nevada state assemblywoman had an idea in a flash: Encourage green building in Las Vegas by offering a tax break — of 50 percent. Three years later, her "flash of inspiration" could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Vegas' Green 'Flash' Could Cost Nevada Millions

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Vegas' Green 'Flash' Could Cost Nevada Millions

Vegas' Green 'Flash' Could Cost Nevada Millions

Vegas' Green 'Flash' Could Cost Nevada Millions

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A Nevada state assemblywoman had an idea in a flash: Encourage green building in Las Vegas by offering a tax break. How much of a break? Oh, say 50 percent – to make it attractive.

Three years later, the break has proved too attractive. The "flash of inspiration" could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.