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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.