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


(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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