October 15, 2013 |

Sen. Steve Hobbs named to 777x Legislative Task Force

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, was named recently to a task force established to determine the best methods to help Washington state convince Boeing to build the new 777x airplane here.

The task force—which includes legislators from both parties, as well as labor leaders, business interests and representatives from the aerospace community—held its first meeting on Oct. 2.

“The hard truth that Democrats, Republicans, business and labor are going to have to realize is that towing the party line is not going to work here,” Hobbs said. “Compromise is going to be the only way we create the environment necessary to allow our state’s aerospace industry to continue to thrive.”

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