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November 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM

House Finance chairman: Boeing tax-break measure has ‘rock-solid’ safeguards

House Finance Chairman Reuven Carlyle say there’s “rock-solid” language in legislation extending tax breaks for Boeing, and other aerospace companies, to prevent the company from moving the 777X out of Washington in the future. “They are committing in black and white, not only to the 777X but its descendant planes,” Carlyle said Thursday, the first day…

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November 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM

New Boeing letter to Inslee asks lawmakers to act

During the first day of a special session — called for the purposes of passing legislation to secure the Boeing 777X in Washington state — the aerospace giant sent the governor a letter reaffirming the need for action. “The Boeing Company faces an unprecedented level of competitiveness in the global dynamics within the aerospace…

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April 24, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Legislature tilts toward special session to finish work

Barring a breakthrough in negotiations, the Legislature appears headed toward a special session to wrap up a state operating budget and possibly other bills. The GOP-led majority in the Senate maintains it’s possible to finish up by the last day of the 105-day regular session on Sunday. But Democratic budget writers and the governor’s office are…

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