TITLE

Kansas Lawmakers Want $500 Million of Bonds for Boeing, But Say No to Tobacco

AUTHOR(S)
Williamson, Richard
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;4/7/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31609, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Kansas legislators appear to supporting a 500 million dollar bond issue to bring Boeing's new 7E7 jetliner to Wichita, Kansas but they are supporting off on a 175 million dollars tobacco bond issue to balance the budget.Although Washington State and Missouri are said to be in the running for the production line, Boeing officials appear to be focusing their attention primarily on Wichita, where the company currently builds 75 percent of its 737 model and components for other commercial aircraft.After losing 5,000 Boeing employees to layoffs since Sept. 11, 2001, Wichita and the state areanxious to win the 7E7 assignment that would expand the employment base for an estimated 20 years.
ACCESSION #
9549531

 

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