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Legislator wants rural tax break

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OLYMPIA — Boeing got a tax break, and now a Eastern Washington legislator wants to encourage businesses in rural areas too.

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, has sponsored a bill to revive a rural tax credit that expired in 2009, hoping it will lead to more diverse job opportunities.

“If we can do this for the big guys, can we be there for the small guys too?” he asked, referring to tax cuts approved for Boeing in a special session last…

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