Missouri has moved toward reducing the waste of taxpayer dollars in an economic development border war with Kansas.
The Missouri Senatelast week approved a bill
, sponsored by Republican Ryan Silvey (left) of Kansas City.
The measure would prevent the state from offering incentives to businesses in Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas and Miami counties for merely hopping the state line to land in Jackson, Clay, Cass or Platte counties.
The job-poaching measure needs full approval in the Show-Me State and the endorsement of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to truly be effective.