Boeing Co. gave campaign contributions to seven state lawmakers a few days before the Legislature voted to give the company a massive tax break.
Records filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission show that Boeing gave the maximum donation of $900 to seven lawmakers, for a total of $6,300. The donations were made on Nov. 5, the day before Gov. Jay Inslee called a special session to approve tax incentives valued at some $9 billion.
Boeing also gave some donations to local officials in November, including Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. He was among those who traveled to Olympia to testify in favor of the tax package.
Lawmakers approved the tax benefits in hopes of getting Boeing to build the 777X in Washington state. The company is still exploring its options.