ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he's open to a moratorium in the tax-credit battle for businesses with Missouri.
Kansas and Missouri each has offered millions of dollars of specially tailored tax breaks to lure businesses from one side of the state line to another in the Kansas City area.
Brownback said Saturday he discussed a moratorium a year ago with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. But Brownback says Missouri's entitlement tax credits for job creation didn't give Nixon the flexibility for a moratorium.
Brownback says he favors broad-based tax cuts. He signed measures cutting Kansas income taxes. Nixon vetoed legislation that would have cut Missouri's income taxes, citing concerns about the effect on education and state services.
Brownback was a speaker at Saturday's Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban St. Louis.