Boeing http://kcur.org en Missouri And Kansas Bid For Boeing 777x Plant http://kcur.org/post/missouri-and-kansas-bid-boeing-777x-plant <p>In what is typically a very divided legislative hall, Missouri lawmakers submitted on Dec. 6, a overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal to offer aerospace company Boeing approximately $1.7 billion in incentives over the next 20 years if they were to locate their planned 777x plant in the state.</p><p>A contending proposal is also in the works in Kansas. Wichita Eagle reporter Molly McMillin&nbsp;joins us to help make sense of these proposals and what their impact could be.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><strong>Molly McMillin</strong>, aviation reporter for the Wichita Eagle</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:19:53 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 48068 at http://kcur.org Missouri And Kansas Bid For Boeing 777x Plant Missouri Senate Passes $150 Million Boeing Tax Break Deal http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-150-million-boeing-tax-break-deal <p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to land production of Boeing's 777X passenger jet is two steps closer to success, as the&nbsp;Missouri Senate&nbsp;gave it both first-round and final approval Wednesday.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:17:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47855 at http://kcur.org Missouri Lawmakers Move Forward On Tax Breaks For Boeing http://kcur.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-move-forward-tax-breaks-boeing <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Legislation that would provide tax breaks for Boeing to build its 777X passenger jet in Missouri was passed Tuesday night by two legislative committees.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:38:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47791 at http://kcur.org Mo. Lawmakers Start Work On Boeing Proposal Despite Questions http://kcur.org/post/mo-lawmakers-start-work-boeing-proposal-despite-questions <p>Missouri's special legislative session kicked off late Monday afternoon, as lawmakers officially began work on Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to land&nbsp;Boeing's contract to build the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newairplane.com/777x/">777X passenger jet</a>.</p><p>The Missouri House briefly convened around 4:00 p.m. and adjourned for the day roughly 10 minutes later. Republican Speaker Tim Jones said afterwards that the Governor has been mum so far on the total projected cost of the Boeing project and the projected return on investment.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:48:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47723 at http://kcur.org Missouri Lawmakers Look At Deal To Land Boeing http://kcur.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-look-deal-land-boeing <p>Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a special session in an attempt to&nbsp;win a contract from Boeing to build the 777X&nbsp;passenger jet.</p><p>Missouri's regular session for 2014 begins in just over a month, but in a press release Nixon says holding a special session is necessary because Boeing's deadline for proposals is Dec. 10.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:03:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Tim Lloyd 47664 at http://kcur.org Tornado Hits Wichita's Ailing Aviation Industry http://kcur.org/post/tornado-hits-wichitas-ailing-aviation-industry Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The tornado season started early in much of the nation and continued over the weekend. Spotters reported more than 120 tornadoes on Saturday. One killed five people in Woodward, Oklahoma. Others ripped into homes and businesses in Iowa and Kansas. And that includes the heart of the economy in Wichita, the aviation industry. Here's Frank Morris from member station KCUR.<p>FRANK MORRIS, BYLINE: Kansas got the most tornadoes, almost 100 of them. Possibly a record, according to Sam Brownback, the governor. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 editor 16022 at http://kcur.org The Future Of Aerospace In Wichita http://kcur.org/post/future-aerospace-wichita <p>Will 2,100 aerospace workers find other jobs in Wichita once <strong>Boeing closes its plant next year?</strong></p><p>Thursday at 11:40 a.m. on <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><strong><em>Up to Date</em></strong></a>: Steve Kraske talks with <a href="http://www.wichita.gov/Government/CityCouncil/Mayor/" target="_blank"><strong>Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer</strong></a> about Wednesday&#39;s big news that Boeing is pulling out of city after nearly 85 years. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:25:46 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 10240 at http://kcur.org The Future Of Aerospace In Wichita Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, January 5, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-january-5-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p>• Economist Disagree About Effects of Boeing’s Wichita Shut Down<br /> • End of Stimulus Funds Make Budget Cuts Likely<br /> • K-12 Funding Tops Opening Day Discussion In Missouri Legislature<br /> • Farmers Reconsider Commodities Market<br /> • Overland Park Releases Tab For Aisha Khan Search<br /> • Sports: KU Beats K-State 67-49</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:10:53 +0000 Maria Carter 10231 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-december-20-2011 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> * Boeing Says No Decision On Wichita Plant Yet<br /> * Search For Missing Student Continues<br /> * Few Problems Found With Oversight Of Truman Sports Complex<br /> * Kansas Families Worry About Medicaid Changes for Developmental Disability Care</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:31:39 +0000 Maria Carter 9339 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, December 20, 2011