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Spending battle over Jackson County tax escalates

Updated: 2013-09-04T14:15:56Z

By DAVE HELLING

State records show the Civic Council has given another $100,000 to the campaign for the half-cent health research sales tax in Jackson County. J.E. Dunn has given $100,000 as well.

That means the supporters’ committee — the Committee for Research Treatments and Cures — has collected roughly $410,000.

At the same time, Brad Bradshaw of Springfield has given his committee another $56,000 on top of the $50,000 he’s already donated.

Bradshaw opposes the sales tax.

Total fundraising now exceeds half a million dollars, with two months to go before the election.

More money is coming.

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