Moses Lake councilman says study money wasted

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- A Moses Lake city councilman says the city wasted $5,000 helping to fund a study of possible assembly sites for the Boeing 737 MAX.

Councilman Bill Ecret had voted against spending the money for the study that included several other cities in Washington and eight other states.

The Columbia Basin Herald reports (http://is.gd/94t336 ) that Ecret says the 120-page study mentioned Moses Lake just three times and highlighted the city in a negative light.

Boeing announced plans last week to build the new version of the 737 at the current factory in Renton, assuming Machinists union members approve a labor contract.

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Information from: Columbia Basin Herald, http://www.columbiabasinherald.com