Who says Republicans and Democrats can’t work together?
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, addressed their states’ long-running economic “border war” Tuesday, each signing a deal to promote more cooperation in a bid to avoid losing tax revenue.
“I hope that other states — I hope that Washington, D.C. – takes a good look at what happened here today when a Republican and Democrat governor can sit down together abd do what is right for our states,” Parson said at a signing ceremony in Kansas, according to the Kansas City Star.
For years, both states have been using tax breaks and other incentives to move jobs back and forth across the border in the Kansas City area – with the results being lower taxes for the businesses but not much job growth as companies routinely played one state off against the other.
Missouri Gov. Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican. (Associated Press)
Both states have reportedly lost millions in potential tax revenue in the process.
Missouri spent about $151 million on economic incentives to entice