Quality Of Jobs Program Act Allows State Subsidies To Tinker AFB
About 1,300 jobs at a planned new aircraft maintenance facility at Tinker Air Force Base would qualify for state subsidies under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Fallin signed a bill this week to amend the state's Quality Jobs Program Act so that direct cash payments from the state can be made to a public trust. State commerce officials say the bill was specifically tailored for the new jobs being added in conjunction with the facility for the new KC-46A refueling tanker at Tinker.
The state subsidies will help defray Tinker's costs for a $44 million purchase of a 175-acre railroad yard from BNSF Railway. The rail yard will be demolished to make way for the new facility.
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