But who could have predicted voters would have rejected the sales tax measure by a whopping 84 percent to 16 percent? In June, backers of the tax said their private polling showed substantial support for the concept.
Opponents argued that the tax did little for average Jackson County residents.
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star
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