If our state government needed to buy a passenger jet, would you rather it be built by Boeing or Airbus?
Before you answer, remember that the government usually has to choose the lowest bidder. If that was Airbus, would you have a problem with that?
Most of us would.
That's why the Washington State Labor Council supports investing our tax dollars in our own businesses and workers by providing in-state preferences in the government procurement process. That could mean bid credits for in-state contractors with primarily in-state workforces. And for extraordinary purchases, like a passenger jet, it might mean passing a law...