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Tue Jun 18, 2024, 07:05 PM Jun 18

Kansas House passes incentive bill to lure Kansas City Chiefs, Royals [View all]

TOPEKA — The Kansas City Royals or Chiefs could receive hundreds of millions of dollars in sales tax revenue to move from Missouri and build new stadiums in Kansas under legislation passed Tuesday by the House.

After an hour of debate, the House voted 84-38 to approve legislation that would expand a state incentive program in an attempt to lure one or both teams from Kansas City.

It now heads to the Kansas Senate, which is expected to take up the bill Tuesday afternoon.

State Rep. Sean Tarwater, a Republican from Stilwell, said Missouri had a history of losing professional sports teams and implored fellow House members to pass the legislation.

“I ask you today, do you really want to put that type of an economic generation in the hands of the state of Missouri?” Tarwater said just before the vote.


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