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Missouri lawmakers convene for Boeing deal

Date: December 2, 2013
By: Creighton Hayes
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1 and SB 1

Missouri lawmakers will have to play the right cards in order to land a deal with Boeing, who is saying little about what they want included in the state's proposal.
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Wrap: In an attempt to lure aircraft manufacturer Boeing to Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon called a special session of the state legislature.

After Nixon met with both House and Senate Republicans, he continued his sales pitch of putting a plan forward.

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Description: "I think providing us the option to put our best foot forward to compete for this transformation of jobs is important, and I think we have put forward a plan, using existing Missouri programs, that will do that in a way that is .... very taxpayer friendly."

The proposal would grant the company 150 million dollars annually in tax breaks.

The state has until December tenth to submit their final plan to Boeing.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.

Aircraft manufacture Boeing is shopping for a place to produce it's new commercial aircraft, and could land in Missouri bringing thousands of jobs to the Show-Me state.
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Wrap: Missouri lawmakers are back in session in order to put together a tax incentive plan for Boeing in an attempt to lure the aircraft manufacturer to Missouri.

Republican Senator Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County says he originally had doubts over Boeing's intentions but after talks with Governor Nixon has gained reassurance.

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Description: "This a real opportunity. I certainly didn't want Missouri to be used as a pawn in this ... when we've had an unemployment rate we've had for such a long time, and for us to get high quality manufacturing jobs, I think that is something we all should aspire to land."

Currently, the proposed plan would give tax breaks of 150 million dollars annually to the manufacturer.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.

In order to lure Boeing to the Show-Me state, Missouri could give the manufacturer nearly 150 million dollars in tax breaks.
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Wrap: Missouri lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday in order to discuss a tax break proposal for the aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

The Senate Republican caucuse delayed the start of the session by nearly an hour and after the bill was introduced the senate adjourned.

President Pro-Tem of the senate Tom Dempsey says this proposal is a great opportunity for the Show-Me state.   

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Description: "This is a genuine opportunity that we have ... and at a time where there's some question as to what the future is for Boeing on the military side, this would be a great opportunity for our state."

Governor Jay Nixon says the state will look to hand out 150 million dollars annually in tax breaks.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Creighton Hayes.

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