OLYMPIA, Wash. - As lawmakers move quickly to bring incentives for Boeing up for a vote, Gov. Jay Inslee says he hasn't given up on also moving forward with a $10 billion transportation package.
Inslee said Friday that there have been productive meetings between Republican and Democratic transportation leaders, though he acknowledged that a deal might not come together within the week timeframe he had asked for when he first called a special session earlier this week.
He said another meeting on the transportation plan is set for Saturday, the same day a package of aerospace incentives are expected to be voted on by the House and Senate.
Earlier Friday, the House Finance Committee approved a measure that would extend tax breaks for Boeing Co. if key manufacturing work of the new 777X remains in Washington state.
The extended tax breaks are valued at about $9 billion, according to state estimates.