Kansas and Missouri appear to be heading toward a collision over an agreement that would end the practice of businesses using tax breaks to bounce between the two states.
Kansas insists that Missouri agree to a level playing field for local development incentives if it’s going to end the border war over businesses using tax breaks to hopscotch back and forth across the state line. Missouri doesn't seem to agree, however.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration has told Missouri development officials that it wants a cap on local property tax abatements similar to the limits on property . . .