Jackson Co. voters to decide on sales tax

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Tuesday, Jackson County voters have a big decision to make: they'll vote on a sales tax increase that could raise millions for medical research.

Sunday morning on 41 Action News Today we spoke with both sides.

Supporters like Pete Levi say the tax will raise $800 million to underwrite medical research at two private hospitals and the health professional school at the University of Missouri –Kansas City.  Levi helped create the proposition at hand and says it'll help the county's economy by bringing in well-paying life science jobs.

Those against the tax, like Shawn Borich with Citizens for Responsible Action, say it's like throwing away money.

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