Terry Cordingley at
Metro Networks gave us this heads-up: Oklahoma lawmakers could be
called back to the state capital for a special legislative session
if Governor Brad Henry feels new laws need to be passed to attract
a new Boeing manufacturing plant. Henry told reporters at a
news conference Thursday afternoon he feels Oklahoma is "right in
the hunt" for attracting a manufacturing plant for Boeing's new 7E7
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Cordingly continued to report that the gov said if the
state gets down to the final cut, legislative action might be
required to "tweak the Quality Jobs Act" and do some other things
the state proposed to Boeing. State and city officials in Tulsa
hope to land the new Boeing plant, which could bring with it about
one thousand jobs.
He notes, "Voters in Tulsa County recently passed the Vision
2025 initiative, which provides $350 million in incentives to
Boeing in an effort to lure the plant to the area." That may not be
enough, as communities in about 20 other states have also submitted
proposals to Boeing.