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A potential border war between state legislatures

A bill before the Missouri House would prevent the body from giving tax credits moving jobs from Kansas to Missouri.

A House committee reviews a bill that gives Kansas an ultimatum.

By Natalia Allen (Jefferson City, Mo.)

The bill prohibits Missouri from giving tax credits to prevent job relocation from Kansas to Missouri.

Failure of Kansas to enact similar legislation within a year would result in Missouri spending $1.50 for every dollar Kansas spends.

However, Republican T.J. Berry said he prefers that the both governors from Missouri and Kansas sit down and talk to create a neutral zone.

"Legislation would take place in Kansas, mirroring this and we would have a solution to the problem," Berry said.

No action has been taken on the bill.