Several Missouri politicos have spent years working on this legislation and quite a few Kansas City politicos contributed to the effort.
At its heart the effort realizes that the economic battle between the two states is ultimately unproductive and results in few financial gains for residents or workers. Meanwhile . . .
Corporations seems to love the incentive battle which ultimately benefits their bottom line. Metro leaders on the winning side also get to indulge in a bit of chest-thumping when their side of the State Line wins. Sadly, what we've seen over the past few years is that KCMO has lured quite a few companies whose workers are then saddled with the E-Tax whilst executives make up for the economic hit with pay bonuses.
And so, here's a once sided proposal to end the economic conflict that's has been met with silence so far . . .
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson signed a bill Tuesday aimed at ending an economic border war over the Kansas City metro area. The Hall Family Foundation estimates that 10,000 jobs moved between the greater Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri areas over the last decade, totaling $330 million in incentive costs according to a news release.