November 14, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 30

Wasn't special session to be about transportation?

In our opinion

According to news reports, the recently concluded Washington Legislature’s special session was called to address a $10 billion transportation package and “other legislation” that would keep production of Boeing’s new 777X project in the state.

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Apparently that “other legislation” was more important.

Legislators took just three days to pass a package extending aerospace industry tax breaks to the year 2040 that will be worth over $8 billion to Boeing. Those breaks could be canceled if the aerospace giant moves construction of the plane, any of its derivatives, or a significant par...

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