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Who says Republicans and Democrats can’t work together?
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, to inform their member States, of the long-lasting economic “border war” Tuesday, signed each an agreement in order to avoid the promotion of more cooperation in an attempt to get that tax revenue.
“I hope that other States-I hope that Washington, DC is taking a good look at what happened here today, if a Republican and Democrat Governor can do is sit abd, what is right for our States,” pastor said at a ceremony in Kansas, according to the Kansas City Star.
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For years, both States increases, and other incentives with tax to move jobs back and forth across the border in the Kansas City area – with the result of lower taxes for the companies but not much employment growth as a company that played routinely, one state against the other.
Missouri Gov. to Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican. (Associated Press)
Both States have allegedly lost millions in potential tax revenue in the process.
Missouri spent about $to lure 151 million in economic incentives to leave Kansas and move to Jackson County, while Kansas spent $convince 184 million of them to move to Missouri, a company in the opposite direction, the Wichita Eagle reported.
“You don’t have to a scientist to find out this was a bad deal for both countries,” pastor of the Star told.
But the deal signed on Tuesday, aims to reverse that history.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat. (Associated Press)
The governors said the incentives would immediately create for every business, not new jobs. It applies to four counties in Missouri and three counties in Kansas
However, the two countries plan to continue in the competition to host start-up companies and those looking to relocation from outside the Region.
“But we are now strategies are useful, cost-effective and productive for the people in both States, Kelly said. “This is supposed to work, as a healthy rivalry.”
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The big test now, according to the Wichita Eagle, is whether the local governments in the affected country to go along with the plan.
Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas, a Democrat, seems to be on Board with the plan.
“We lose the tax revenues in both jurisdictions,” he said of the eagle, “we were probably always people that move from side to side. Instead, what we always were, was really just a benefit for the society.”