State officials say a “suspicious letter” that caused an evacuation at Gov. Pat Quinn’s constituent services office in Springfield contained baby powder.
Missouri’s two U.S. senators say their home state is the right place for Boeing Co. to build its new 777X commercial airplane.
The House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.
Senators approved the plan by a 43-10 vote Tuesday. The measure now moves to the House, where lawmakers were taking up a major pension overhaul.
In hopes to sweeten the deal, St. Louis area construction labor councils have committed to work around the clock and forgo overtime to help Missouri compete for and win Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X.
Missouri’s bid for a Boeing assembly plant could include more than $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades if the airplane manufacturer adds thousands of jobs, according to new information about the proposal released Tuesday.
“The commercialism from Christmas has now creeped into what used to be the most solemn family holiday,” says Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart.
Mayor Adam Paul calls it a stressful situation and says the request for bids has gone out to audit companies.
Missouri lawmakers have convened a special session aimed at persuading the Boeing Co. to produce the 777X plane in the state.
In early November, Webb, 38, was charged with seven campaign finance law violations and one count of felony stealing.