Missouri special session on Boeing facility cost less than $100K

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 7:50 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A special legislative session to approve incentives for a Boeing airplane facility cost Missouri taxpayers a little less than $100,000.

The Legislature wrapped up a five-day special session last week after passing a bill authorizing up to $1.7 billion of tax breaks over two decades if Boeing chooses to assemble a new passenger plane in the St. Louis area.

The House clerk’s office said the special session cost about $75,000 for members’ travel and daily living allowances and extra operational costs such as printing.

The Senate administrator’s office said the special session cost that chamber about $17,500.

Senate costs are routinely lower than those in the House, because the House has almost five times as many members.

News 4’s Sharon Reed sat down with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley to find out if this is the best use of tax payer dollars.  Click the video player to see her full report. 

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