Missouri, Kansas officials pledge to help keep 'border war' truce

Posted Aug 13, 2019 11:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Local officials are helping Kansas and Missouri preserve a truce in an economic "border war" that had seen the states use incentives to lure jobs across their border in the Kansas City area. Kansas governor Kelly and Missouri governor Parson during Tuesday's signing photo courtesy office of Kansas governor


The cooperation came ahead of a summit Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, between Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. The Port Authority of Kansas City's board agreed Monday to limit incentives to companies relocating to Missouri to 10-years, the existing limit in Kansas.


Mayor Quinton Lucas has promised to push for a similar limit in Kansas City, Missouri. Parson signed a law in June and Kelly issued an executive order earlier this month declaring that their states won't use their incentives to lure existing jobs across the border. ___

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