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Gov. Laura Kelly signs Kansas stadium bill as Missouri lawmakers discuss response

As expected, Kansas governor Laura Kelly has signed the STAR bonds bill Kansas lawmakers passed on Tuesday. When the new legislation takes effect on July 1, the Kansas City Chiefs (and Kansas City Royals) will have one year to decide if they’ll move into new Kansas stadiums financed up to 70% with that state's unusual STAR (state tax and revenue) bonds.

Kansas City mayor Quenton Lucas believes the bill restarts the economic border war between the states, which was settled in 2019 with an agreement between Kelly and Missouri Governor Mike Parson.