JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri lawmakers have convened a special session aimed at persuading the Boeing Co. to produce the 777X plane in the state.

The session started Monday with the introduction of a bill in the House and in the Senate. Gov. Jay Nixon called it to approve an incentives package of up to $150 million annually using four existing Missouri programs that help finance job training, infrastructure improvements and reward companies for expanding their payrolls.

The Democratic governor met Monday with the House and Senate Republicans and said there was thoughtful discussion. He says Missouri is facing a Dec. 10 deadline to submit an offer to Boeing.

Any incentives approved by Missouri likely will face competition from other states.

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