Jackson County http://kcur.org en Is Translational Medicine Too Taxing For Jackson County? http://kcur.org/post/translational-medicine-too-taxing-jackson-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson County voters head to the polls on November 5 to vote on a 1/2 cent sales tax increase to fund a translational medicine institute.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the first part of Tuesday's </span><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Up to Date</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a proponent and opponent of the tax meet in our studios to debate the controversial proposal, including how county residents will actually benefit from the project.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:22:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45911 at http://kcur.org Is Translational Medicine Too Taxing For Jackson County? Hall Family Foundation $75 Million Pledge: Passion For Cause...Or Bribe? http://kcur.org/post/hall-family-foundation-75-million-pledge-passion-causeor-bribe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, the Hall Family Foundation announced that it was pledging $75 million to Children's Mercy Hospital for build a translational medicine research building on Children's Mercy's campus on Hospital Hill.</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:47:24 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 43117 at http://kcur.org Hall Family Foundation $75 Million Pledge: Passion For Cause...Or Bribe? Jackson County Voters To Decide Medical Research Tax http://kcur.org/post/jackson-county-voters-decide-medical-research-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson County voters will decide a proposed half cent sales tax to benefit development of medical innovations and research at select area hospitals and medical schools.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The county legislature has voted by a large margin to put the measure on the November 5&nbsp;ballot.</p><p>Some legislators wanted changes if they were going to back the proposal, and they got it.</p><p></p><p>The alteration, passed by a vote of 7-2, now requires the county legislature appoint a member to a board overseeing finances.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:39:43 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42617 at http://kcur.org Jackson County Voters To Decide Medical Research Tax Legislators Question Jackson County Sales Tax Backers http://kcur.org/post/legislators-question-jackson-county-sales-tax-backers <p></p><p>A first public hearing before the Jackson County Legislature on a proposed sales tax for medical research drew no outright opposition. &nbsp;<br><br>Legislators do have a hefty array of questions about costs and benefits.</p><p></p><p><br>If sent to and approved by Jackson County voters, the half cent sales tax is estimated to generate about $40 million a year for what has been termed "Translational Medical Research."</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:54:55 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42232 at http://kcur.org Legislators Question Jackson County Sales Tax Backers Jackson County Exec. Talks Assessments, Courthouse http://kcur.org/post/jackson-county-exec-talks-assessments-courthouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Breaking news update: </strong>Mike Sanders has announced he is stepping down as chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party.&nbsp;</p><p>Jackson County is really hopping these days. Between fluctuating property assessments and the courthouse renovation, the county’s missteps and triumphs are keeping people talking.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:40:11 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41089 at http://kcur.org Jackson County Exec. Talks Assessments, Courthouse Faulty Property Assessments In Jackson County? http://kcur.org/post/faulty-property-assessments-jackson-county <div>Jackson County officials are <strong>acknowledging that new valuations </strong>on 18,000 residential properties <strong>may not be accurate</strong> and need additional review.</div><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:31:33 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 37316 at http://kcur.org Faulty Property Assessments In Jackson County? Sanders Pushes To Put Transit Plan On August Ballot http://kcur.org/post/sanders-pushes-put-transit-plan-august-ballot <p>A lot more people in the Kansas City area could be voting on a mass transit plan as soon as this August.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:33:53 +0000 Maria Carter 30822 at http://kcur.org Sanders Pushes To Put Transit Plan On August Ballot The Return Of Commuter Rail To Jackson County? http://kcur.org/post/return-commuter-rail-jackson-county <p>There's a new twist in the Kansas City transit debate, and that's not the only thing going on in Jackson County.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 30762 at http://kcur.org The Return Of Commuter Rail To Jackson County? Crystal Williams Defeats Jackson County Chair Henry Rizzo http://kcur.org/post/crystal-williams-defeats-jackson-county-chair-henry-rizzo <p>Most Jackson County legislators will return to their seats after last night's primaries, with the exception of the legislature's chair.</p> Wed, 04 Aug 2010 05:59:09 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6912 at http://kcur.org Crystal Williams Defeats Jackson County Chair Henry Rizzo Jackson County To Vote On Charter Revisions http://kcur.org/post/jackson-county-vote-charter-revisions <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7fce4e3b6e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7fce4e3b6e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7fce4e3b6e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-916134.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jackson County voters will decide whether to approve revisions to the county charter on Tuesday's primary ballot.</p> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:07:41 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 6904 at http://kcur.org Jackson County To Vote On Charter Revisions Tuesday's Primary May Shift Power Dynamic In Jackson County http://kcur.org/post/tuesdays-primary-may-shift-power-dynamic-jackson-county <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d810015170e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d810015170e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d810015170e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-916003.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Primaries for the Jackson County Legislature don't usually draw as much money or attention as they have this year. That's partly because no Republicans are running for the at-large seats, so those races will be decided by voters tomorrow.</p> Sun, 01 Aug 2010 21:10:31 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6901 at http://kcur.org Charter Sales Job Begins http://kcur.org/post/charter-sales-job-begins <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7e35e29d2a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7e35e29d2a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7e35e29d2a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-910137.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The head of the panel redrawing proposed changes in Jackson County Missouri's charter sees new opportunities to fight discrimination and better government at the courthouse.</p> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:13:33 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6772 at http://kcur.org Charter Sales Job Begins