Civic Council, others back Silvey border-war legislation

12/19/2013 4:03 PM

12/19/2013 4:03 PM

Don Hall Jr. and several other Kansas City, Mo. business leaders have issued a statement endorsing GOP State Sen. Ryan Silvey’s

proposal to stop the “border war” involving corporations on both sides of the state line.

Silvey’s bill would prohibit Missouri from issuing tax breaks or other incentives to Kansas corporations from four counties — Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, and Douglas — in order to lure the businesses to Missouri.

The law would only take effect, though, if Kansas agrees to stop subsidizing moves from Clay, Platte, Jackson, or Cass counties into

their

state.

Hall: “This legislation will provide the pathway for Missouri and Kansas to join together in controlling this wasteful spending. For too long our efforts have been directed at shuffling existing jobs, not growing new jobs.”

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