Missouri lawmakers and governor at odds over military fighter jets
Monday, October 10, 2011 | 2:55 p.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY — A new wrinkle of disagreement has emerged in Missouri's special legislative session on business incentives. State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon now apparently are at odds over the production of military fighter jets.
The Missouri House passed a resolution last week urging Congress to provide full funding for the F-35 jet, which is made by Lockheed Martin in Texas. The resolution noted that suppliers for the F-35 support more than 500 jobs in Missouri.
But Nixon said the resolution does not reflect Missouri's position. Nixon instead is emphasizing Missouri's support for Boeing, which makes the F/A-18 jet in St. Louis.
Republican House member Caleb Jones, who sponsored the House resolution, said Monday that he also supports Boeing and didn't think his measure would cost Missouri any jobs.
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