Boeing

Politics / Boeing
3:40 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

States Compete To Woo Boeing

Floor of the Missouri House shortly after the passage of the Boeing incentives bill on Dec. 6, 2013. (Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 9:56 am

Tomorrow is the deadline for states to get their proposals to the Boeing corporation about what kind of incentives they’ll offer to get the aircraft giant to build its next generation jetliner, the 777X, in their backyard.

The state of Missouri has been up front in its desire to woo the manufacturer. Governor Jay Nixon convened a special legislative session to get a proposal off to Boeing.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Marshall Griffin of St. Louis Public Radio explains what’s inside.

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Boeing/Special Session
12:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Mo. House Passes Boeing Bill, Special Session Ends

Floor of the Mo. House shortly after the passage of the Boeing incentives bill on Dec. 6, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed the Senate version of the Boeing incentives bill, bringing a quickly-called special session of the legislature to a quick close.

The measure would provide roughly $1.7 billion in tax breaks over a 23-year period to Boeing to expand its St. Louis facility and build its 777X passenger jet there.  Perhaps the most enthusiastic endorsement on the House floor came from State Representative Steve Lynch (R, Waynesville), who also owns a furniture store.

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Boeing/Special session
4:44 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Boeing Incentives Bill Passes 2 Mo. House Committees

Mo. House Economic Development Committee chair Anne Zerr (R, St. Charles) holds a list of amendments the Mo. Senate added to the Boeing bill on Wednesday before passing it. Zerr was supportive of the amendments, and the bill passed her committee today.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Boeing incentives bill continues moving forward during Missouri's special legislative session.

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Politically Speaking
4:17 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Politically Speaking: St. Charles County Executive On Boeing, Right To Work And More

Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Beacon.

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

On this week's show, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann joins us. Ehlmann talks about playing basketball with Governor Jay Nixon (he says he's a better shooter than Nixon, but that the governor "throws his weight around" on the inside).

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Boeing/Special Session
4:35 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Mo. Senate Passes Boeing Incentives Bill; House May Hold Vote Friday

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon's (D) proposal to land production of Boeing's 777X passenger jet is two steps closer to success, as the Missouri Senate gave it both first-round and final approval Wednesday.

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Boeing/Special Session
2:03 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Mo. House & Senate Committees Each Pass Boeing Incentives Bills

Mo. House Cmte. on Economic Development shortly before the start of its meeting on Dec. 3, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Legislation that would provide tax breaks for Boeing to build its 777X passenger jet in Missouri was passed Tuesday night by two legislative committees.

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Boeing/Special session
3:58 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

STL-Area Union Leaders Agree To 24-Hour Shifts & No Overtime As Part Of Boeing Bid

Tim Bommel/Mo. House Communications

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has announced an agreement with St. Louis-area labor unions leaders designed to further entice Boeing into awarding its 777X contract to Missouri.

Nixon told reporters during a conference call Tuesday that leaders from three construction union groups have all committed to a 24-hour work schedule with no overtime pay, while constructing the facility where the new passenger jet is to be built.

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Boeing/Special session
9:53 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Missouri Special Legislative Session Underway

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri's special legislative session kicked off late Monday afternoon, as lawmakers officially began work on Governor Jay Nixon's (D) proposal to land Boeing's contract to build the 777X passenger jet.

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Politics
9:01 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Special Session Begins Monday With Hopes Of Winning Boeing’s 777X

jimbowen0306 Flickr

A special session of the Missouri legislature will get underway this evening with the hopes of bringing thousands of new jobs to the state.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon will ask the GOP-controlled House and Senate to approve up to $150 million in annual tax breaks and economic incentives to lure Boeing into building its new 777X passenger plane in Missouri.

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Special session/Boeing
2:10 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Gov. Nixon Calls Special Session In Attempt To Land Boeing Contract

Mo. Capitol
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a special session in an attempt to win a contract from Boeing to build the company 's 777X passenger jet.

Missouri's regular session for 2014 begins in just over a month, but in a press release issued today, Nixon says holding a special session is necessary because Boeing's deadline for proposals is December 10th.

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