Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Boeing's timing of $9B campaign cash, Inslee's modest budget, and apples may be on way to China again

Boeing's widebody factory in Everett, Washington. Photo: Jeremy Elson, commons.wikimedia.org

Boeing gave campaign cash before $9B tax vote

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. gave campaign contributions to seven state lawmakers a few days before the Legislature voted to give the company a massive tax break, according to records recently filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission. Read more »

Lawmakers report Boeing money arrived after vote

SEATTLE — Some lawmakers say they didn't receive campaign contributions from Boeing until after voting on a tax break for the company. Read more »

Inslee unveils modest budget plan

Gov. Jay Inslee asked lawmakers to consider what he calls a modest supplemental budget for 2014, and he warned that legislators should ready themselves for much greater budget challenges in 2015. Read more »

Washington State may soon be shipping apples to China again

Chinese agricultural officials have agreed to open their ports to Washington’s Red and Golden Delicious apples for the first time in two years pending one more visit from their scientists, industry officials said. Read more »