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5:22 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Is Translational Medicine Too Taxing For Jackson County?

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

Guests:

  • 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.

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