The state of Missouri is telling Kansas it’s ready to end the economic development border war. Kansas has not agreed, yet, though.
Governor Nixon has signed Senator Ryan Silvey’s bill saying Missouri and Kansas will set up an eight-county district in the Kansas City area where neither state will offer tax incentives for a company to cross the state line.
Silvey says studies show no new jobs have been created; they’ve just been shuffled around.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback can agree to the truce with an executive order. He has not said publicly if he’ll issue one.