Sep 7, 201705:26 PMBlog

Spokane senator slams Inslee, calls for veto override

Sep 7, 2017 - 05:26 PM

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has called on Gov. Jay Inslee to call a special legislative session to override his veto of tax relief for manufacturers in Washington.

Baumgartner cited Amazon’s announcement that it is seeking to launch a headquarters in a new city as a warning that the state’s policies are driving businesses out.

"It's hard not to look at Amazon’s decision and conclude that a world-class business doesn't want to bet its future on a state that is run by Democrats obsessed with socialist fads and identity politics,” said Baumgartner, chair of the Senate Commerce, Labor and Sports Committee.

After calling a special legislative session to extend tax relief for aerospace manufacturing in order to keep Boeing in the state in 2013, Inslee decided to veto a measure to bring all manufacturers down to the aerospace rate after the Legislature negotiated it as part of a final bipartisan budget deal.

"When Jay Inslee threw a temper tantrum and double-crossed us with a veto of our bipartisan tax relief to support manufacturing jobs in Washington, he sent a terrible message to job creators in this state,” said Baumgartner. “I call on Gov. Inslee to help fix the mess he made and bring the legislature back into session to override his foolish veto."

            

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