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Absolutely – I was one of 12 who voted against
Drew Hansen (D) - House: Pos 2
We need to do a better job in general (and not
just in aerospace) in ensuring that tax preferences are actually leading to real job growth in
Washington. That’s why I’ve supported many
transparency and accountability initiatives
around tax preferences and I would support
more work along these lines.
George Vrable (R) - House: Pos 1
Steve Tharinger (D) - House: Pos 2
I supported HB 2147 and HB 2994 both of
which tried to do just that.
Jamie Smith (D) - House: Pos 1
Yes. Tax incentives must be tied to wage and job
retention within the state. They should not be
permanent, but have expiration dates allowing
the legislature to determine if they should be
continued, or removed, based upon their ability
to improve the economy through job retention
and competitive wages for their workers.
Michelle Chatterton (D) - House: Pos 2
Yes. Our state should offer private businesses
a tax incentive only if that business can prove
the tax incentive will benefit workers in the
way the business claims it will. The State
Legislature needs to hold businesses accountable for the promises they make.
Larry Seaquist (D) - House: Pos 1
YES! I Chaired the House Higher Ed committee when we did the special, Boeing exemptions at high speed. I won’t do that again.
I strongly agree that we have to have much,
much stronger accountability measures. We
also need to see some real company investment
in work force training and not just in company
training for new employees. Boeing and other
aerospace players need to be investing in local
K12 and community colleges with a combination of money, equipment, skilled engineers
acting as resources and mentors, and on-site
Randy Spitzer (D) - House: Pos 2
Laurie Jinkins (D) - House: Pos 1
Yes. I co-sponsored Rep. Robinson’s bills creating stronger accountability standards last year
and will do so again this next legislative session.
Marisa Peloquin (D) - Senate
Yes. I believe that all tax preferences need to
result in direct benefits for our communities.
If Washington taxpayers are going to help
fund for-profit enterprise, we need to ensure
that they are providing good paying jobs and
opportunities in our state.
Paul Wagemann (R) - House: Pos 2
I've worked with NASA, the Air Force, the
Navy, and the Marines as a decorated fighter
pilot. That experience with the aerospace
industry has had an impact throughout my
career and will continue to have an impact
given the opportunity to represent the 28th
district of Washington State.
It definitely makes sense that there should be
accountability to keep those jobs here since
they're basically getting a tax break to do so.
Steve Kirby (D) - House: Pos 2
Lane Walthers (D) - House: Pos 2
This is just wrong what is happening to the
union Boeing employees!! Losing jobs by contracting out and moving jobs out of the state is a
disservice while the company is making millions
on the backs of its workers and shipping jobs to
nonunion states. With those subcontractors that
are doing Boeing work, it should be in place if
companies receive tax incentives, then the subcontractors should be required to pay wages and
benefits like Boeing pays and should not fight
organizing. If not organized, then they should
be required to pay like a prevailing wage system.
Tax incentive are a good thing only if there
are fail safes in place or claw backs so if the
companies don't meet their obligations for
moving jobs then the tax incentives are done
away with. There should be benchmarks in
place to keep track that good jobs are not lost,
it is a shame that the state did not do this with
Boeing and have accountability.