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Musk’s SpaceX Is Denied Job Funding Sought From California Panel

May 15, 2020, 7:45 PM

A California employment panel rejected a funding request from Elon Musk’s SpaceX after its billionaire founder defied a San Francisco Bay area health order and threatened to move Tesla Inc.’s headquarters out of the state.

The state’s main union federation and other labor officials wrote to California’s Employee Training Panel on Thursday to voice opposition to the $655,500 that Space Exploration Technologies Corp. sought to train existing workers and hire new ones. Their resistance was pivotal, since half of the eight panel members are labor leaders. Five voted no during Friday’s virtual meeting.

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