No Kansas City Tax to Lure McDonnell: Kansas City, Mo., voters rejected 62% to 38% a property tax increase to help build a factory for McDonnell Douglas Corp. if the aircraft maker decides to put one there. In June, St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas named the city among others under consideration for a plant to build its MD-12 passenger jet. McDonnell has said it will not expand further at its Douglas Aircraft unit in Long Beach and has transferred significant amounts of work in the past several years. McDonnell Douglas is also considering: Tulsa, Okla.; Shreveport, La.; Salt Lake City; Ft. Worth; Houston; Mesa, Ariz., and St. Clair County, Ill.