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October 17, 2013

Restaurant group opposes JaCo health sales tax

Opposition statements begin to pile up.

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Another group has announced opposition to the half-cent health research sales tax on the November ballot in Jackson County.

The

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association

says voters should reject the levy.

From its release:

“Each time a prospective hike in sales tax rates is presented, many ask ‘what is the tipping point?’ The GKCRA has found its tipping point and stands in opposition to the proposed 20 year, half-percent Medical Research Tax for Jackson County.

“The GKCRA deems that the proposed sales tax is a limited resource for local municipalities. The return on investment for this particularly high increase and its use is an unjustified expense to taxpayers and burden to businesses. Obviously, medical research is imperative, but Kansas City is home to some of the nation’s top private organizations that are already working to find cures.”

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