Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is offering to stop spending state tax incentives to lure Missouri businesses across the state line but only if the Missouri General Assembly amends an offer to stop using tax breaks to poach Kansas jobs. Missouri extended the compromise two years ago, contingent on Kansas reciprocating.
Bill Hall, president of the Hall Family Foundation, says what's been called an economic border war has been extremely wasteful.
“We’re using our incentives to move existing jobs, rather than trying to compete for new jobs,” says Hall.