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September 4, 2013

Spending battle over Jackson County tax escalates

Businesses kick in another $200K. Total fundraising for the half-cent sales tax issue now exceeds $500,000 two months before the election.

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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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