Kansas, Missouri in shaky truce in conflict over jobs

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August 2, 2019 - 5:13 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has signed an executive order aimed at ending a long-standing “border war” with Missouri over existing jobs in the Kansas City area.

But the order that Kelly issued Friday suggests the truce may be shaky.

Kelly’s order pledges that Kansas won’t use economic development incentives to lure existing jobs across the border in the Kansas City area. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a law in June pledging the same for his state.

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