Tesla in the News

Texas Republicans Sell Out the Free Market

By Raz Shafer  |  April 27, 2017, 10:35am  |  @razshafer Warren Buffett is getting a special carve-out that smells rotten… But grassroots organizations across the state are pushing back! Last Monday, Warren Buffett met with Texas Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick. Hours later, the “Buffett Bill” was born. This would be remarkable at most points of the Read more…

How Warren Buffett Could Help Overturn an Eighty Year old Texas Law Covering New Car Sales

posted by 1200 WOAI None other than billionaire Warren Buffett could prompt the Texas Legislature to end its eighty plus year old policy of restricting the sales of new vehicles to third party dealerships, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. Tesla has been fighting for several sessions to get the law repealed.  Tesla does not have Read more…

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk Square Off in a High-Stakes Texas Showdown

Rob Wile Apr 26, 2017 Questions are being asked about how a bill benefitting Warren Buffett-owned companies is being fast-tracked through the Texas legislature despite the fact that the deadline to file new bills had passed. Right now, Texas laws say that a company that makes vehicles cannot also own car dealerships. But a new Read more…

Direct auto sales: A liberty-minded solution

By Jason Isaac,  April 26, 2017 Texas is a land of promise and opportunity. Our business-friendly economic policies have made our GDP growth number one in the nation and our job growth number five, according to U.S. News and World Report. High tech and entrepreneurial investment is growing faster here than anywhere else in the Read more…

How Warren Buffett fast tracked a bill, yet no one wants to talk about it

By Phil Prazan Published: April 25, 2017, 12:31 pm Updated: April 25, 2017, 12:53 pm AUSTIN (KXAN) — Outrage over special treatment for Omaha-based billionaire Warren Buffett has key Republican lawmakers in the Texas Senate staying mum on what they did. A few days after reports describing Buffett’s quick meetings with top Texas leaders, a bill benefiting Read more…

Tea Party leaders push back on GOP over fast-tracked “Buffett Bill”

BY JAY ROOT APRIL 24, 2017 11:34 AM Conservative activists are pushing back against Republican leaders who are fast-tracking the so-called “Buffett Bill,” which would let billionaire Warren Buffett hang onto his car dealerships in Texas but keep the state market closed to Tesla and other manufacturers. A who’s-who of Tea Party leaders under the banner Read more…

Warren Buffett visits Capitol and “Buffett Bill” is born

The Texas Senate could soon debate the “Buffett Bill,” a special interest carve-out aimed at giving billionaire Warren Buffett a little relief from protectionist state laws. And the bill that would help electric car maker Tesla Motors? Stalled. BY JAY ROOT APRIL 20, 2017 A couple of years ago, famed billionaire Warren Buffett got into the Read more…

Capital Tonight April 19: House Lawmakers Embark on Another Marathon Floor Debate

Texas lawmakers are debating pumping an extra $1.5 billion into Texas schools. On Wednesday’s show, we had the latest on the House plan to fix the way schools are funded in the state. Plus, the House has initially okay’ed statewide ride-hailing rules. We told you what it could mean for companies like Uber and Lyft Read more…

Tesla Tries To Change How You Can Buy A Car In Texas (Again)

By MOSE BUCHELE • APR 17, 2017 For years the electric car company Tesla has tried to change the way people are allowed to buy cars in Texas. The company wants make it legal for consumers to cut out the middleman and buy cars directly from the manufacturer, a way of car shopping that’s already Read more…

Tesla powers ahead: Our view

The Editorial Board , USA TODAYPublished 10:26 p.m. ET April 11, 2017 | Updated 11:03 p.m. ET April 11, 2017 In taking on entrenched auto dealers, upstart carmaker becomes a champion of free enterprise. These days there is nothing particularly unusual about high-flying tech companies. They often take off like rockets, sometimes falling back to earth, Read more…