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Gregoire announces 160 jobs, other gains at U.K. air show

Gov. Chris Gregoire said this morning during her trade mission in England that two European aerospace firms are expanding their workforce in Washington state by a combined 160 jobs. The expansions, which had been in the works at UMBRA Cuscinetti, Inc., and Aerojet , were announced at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom where she was able to met with executives of the Dutch and Italian companies.

The Democratic governor spoke on a day that Boeing Co. also announced $7.2 billion in new orders for its 737 MAX, which the

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The verdict on jobs

Democrats say they created tens of thousands of jobs with laws passed this year, even as Republicans complain about a tax increase they say will be a job killer.

Some bills intended to get employers hiring failed. I wrote in today’s paper about a hiring tax credit that didn’t make the cut, along with the fate of other job measures.


HANS BONDS: Passed. Voters will decide in November whether to increase the state’s debt and extend a tax on bottled water, all to pay for energy-efficient upgrades to schools that Rep. Hans Dunshee says will create 30,000

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