Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, lit into James Zrust, Vice President of Tax at Boeing Co., during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today on tax reform and job creation. Citizens for Tax Justice issued a report yesterday on 12 U.S. corporations, including Boeing, which paid a negative tax rate in recent years.
Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.