The Seattle Times Editorial Board wrote and posted this commentary on May 8. Click the link below to see the full article.
LONG before Seattle was known for such tech stars as Amazon.com, Expedia and Microsoft, it was known for making airplanes.
In 2013, state lawmakers, intent on preserving that legacy — and tens of thousands of jobs — gave Boeing, the state’s largest private employer, an $8.7 billion, 16-year tax break that starts in 2024.
Now, some lawmakers are making waves about wanting to rework the deal after the company began moving some engineering jobs to other states.