Kansas is holding a special session to pass a package designed to attract the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals to the Sunflower State.

Is Missouri going to make a play to keep the teams here? Gov. Mike Parson said the Show Me State is only in the first quarter of the game.

“Well, I think every day we’re working on that, you know. We’ll see what Kansas does. But I think you got to realize the contract is not up till 2031, so there’s a little bit of time left to be able to see what we’re going to do. But look, we’re going to be competitive. We’re not just going to roll over and let Kansas come in here and take two major franchises out of our state without having some sort of package ourselves,” Parson told Missourinet.

The governor might not be convinced that Kansas will give the teams a better offer.

“Kansas, not to get into too many weeds on it, but you’re talking Star Bonds, so that basically means future sales tax is being waived on that. So that’s nothing concrete that you’re not going to get anything until you create the business side of it. So, there’s lots of moving parts to this. Believe me, we’ll be in the game,” the governor said.

The Jackson County Legislature could discuss a proposed ordinance today that would ask its voters in November to approve a countywide sales tax of 3/16ths of 1% for 25 years to keep the Chiefs in Missouri.

“My whole intention the last few months I’m here is do everything I can to put a deal together to make sure Missouri is going to be competitive against Kansas. But you’ve got to see what all the deals are and what really money is on the table,” said Parson.

Parson said he doubts that he will call a special session to pass a plan intended to keep the teams in Missouri.

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