Missouri lawmakers in special session over new Boeing plant

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 7:54 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It is the opening day for a Missouri special legislative session called in hopes of persuading the Boeing Co. to produce the 777X plane in the state.

Lawmakers are scheduled to start the special session Monday afternoon. Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri faces a Dec. 10 deadline to submit an offer to Boeing.

Nixon has proposed an incentives package worth up to $150 million annually. It would be funded through four existing Missouri programs that help finance job training, infrastructure improvements and reward companies for expanding their payrolls.

 

Any incentives approved by Missouri likely will face competition from other states.

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