With successful Senate package, House to take up Boeing bill on Friday

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate passed legislation Wednesday afternoon that would give the Boeing Company up to $1.7 billion in incentives over 23 years if it locates production of its new 777X commercial airliner in St. Louis.

The bill,­ which expands four existing tax credit programs by $150 million annually, passed the Senate 23 to 8, and now heads to the state House.

State Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, the bill’s sponsor, said he does not anticipate any trouble when the bill is taken up by the House on Friday morning.

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