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Special session to begin for Boeing incentives

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers start returning to the Capitol as a new special session kicks off to address tax incentives for Boeing that Gov. Jay Inslee says is needed to ensure the company builds the composite wings and fuselage of its new 777X in Washington state.

Inslee wants the special session that starts Thursday morning to last only a week, but by law, he can’t limit the timeframe and it could run up to 30 days. Inslee also has called for a $10 billion transportation revenue package to pass as part of the overall plan, but Senate leadership has indicated that it wants to take that up at a later time.

No floor action is expected on Thursday, but the House Finance Committee is set to take up a bill extending aerospace industry tax incentives.

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