UPDATED: Kansas border war pact demands parity for local tax breaks

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(Updated to include statements from Kansas City mayor and Good Jobs First)

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed an executive order intended to end the long-standing practice of businesses using development incentives to bounce back and forth across the Missouri state line.

But there's a hitch.

The executive order says Kansas won't use state incentives to recruit businesses from Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri. However, it also demands a level playing field for local tax incentives.

The order, which starts . . .

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