Missouri weighs Boeing tax incentives

State lawmakers in Missouri are considering a $1.7 billion package of tax incentives that are intended to woo airplane manufacturer Boeing to build airplanes in their state, The Associated Press reports.

The tax incentives are an effort to convince Boeing to build its 777X airplanes in Missouri, according to the report.

The package was approved by a Missouri state Senate committee on Thursday.

The effort follows the rejection of a similar deal in Washington state by a union for Boeing mechanics.