Less than a week after being called into a special session by Governor Jay Nixon, legislation is moving quickly in both houses.
Wrap: Incentives designed to lure Boeing into building the plant for its new 7-7-7-X airplane passed both the Senate and House committees swiftly Tuesday night.
Both committees passed the bills with minor amendments relating to the bill's language. The House committee passed the bill unanimously, while the Senate version passed 8-2.
St. Louis County Representative Vicki Englund says the speed at which the General Assembly is moving is unprecedented.
|Description: "We've got everybody, which is very rare in this building, to be honest with you talking together, working together."|
The Senate bill will be seen Wednesday morning.
Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.
With Boeing's December 10th deadline looming, the General Assembly is moving fast.
Wrap: The House and Senate Economic Development Committees both passed their versions of tax incentives designed to lure the aerospace giant Boeing to build its new factory in Greater Saint Louis.
St. Peters Representative Doug Funderburk says Missouri needs to compete in the current climate and this bill helps the state.
|Description: "We have to talk about what are we doing today to compete today for jobs today. And those jobs will build on our future."|
Washington and South Carolina both passed incentives in the last few weeks aimed to expand Boeing's presence.
The Senate passed its version 8-2 while the House passed its unanimously.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.