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Boeing’s past actions weigh on tax break debate

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OLYMPIA — As lawmakers gathered in Olympia on Thursday to consider a massive new package of incentives for Boeing Co., the company’s past decisions to ship work elsewhere weighed on the debate.

It was a decade ago when a coalition of lawmakers and the governor ushered through a broad package of tax breaks and other benefits for Boeing — all in an effort to keep the company’s 787 manufacturing in the state. In the years that followed, however, wing production was placed in Japan and a new production line was established in South Carolina.

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