Senate Passes Bill Designed To End Business ‘Border War’ With Kansas

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In nearly unanimous votes, the Missouri House and Senate have now passed similar bills that essentially call a truce in the state’s economic border war with Kansas. The House on Tuesday approved the legislation that would prohibit incentives for border-jumping businesses.

To become law, one or both of the bills would still have to wind its way through the other legislative chamber. And it would only go into effect if the Kansas Legislature or governor enacted a similar measure in the next two years.

Ending the border war has been a priority of many Kansas City-area business leaders for years; they argue that the use of incentives to lure companies from one side of the state line to the other is harming the area.

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