Is Translational Medicine Too Taxing For Jackson County?

Oct 28, 2013

Jackson County residents will be voting on the translational medicine sales tax.
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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. 

In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, 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.


  • David Westbrook is senior vice president for strategy and innovation at Children's Mercy Hospital.
  • Jim Fitzpatrick is with Committee to Stop a Bad Cure.