The Kansas Chamber of Commerce tried to capitalize politically on Boeing's decision to close its Wichita facility, implying that Kansas' income taxes played a role in the decision. It noted Wednesday on Twitter that the Wichita work was going to Texas and Washington state, which don't have state income taxes, and to Oklahoma, which is trying to lower its income taxes. But Boeing vice president Mark Bass told The Eagle editorial board that Kansas' tax policy was not a factor. He said the company made the decision based on labor and overhead costs. The Texas facility, which is nonunion, has 70 percent lower costs than Wichita, he said.