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Jackson County legislators override White’s veto, sending sales tax question to April ballot

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Legislators in Jackson County voted to override the veto of Jackson County Executive Frank White, moving forward to place the renewal of a three-eighths of a cent sales tax on the April ballot. The tax, currently used for stadium upkeep at the Truman Sports Complex for the Kansas City Royals, would also contribute to future renovations for Arrowhead Stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The decision to override the veto came after legislators Jalen Anderson and Sean Smith changed their votes due to public pressure and negotiations with the teams. The proposal will now advance to the April 2 ballot, allowing voters to decide on extending the partnership between the county and the teams.

The Royals had been considering offers from Jackson County and Clay County for the location of their new ballpark and have recently expressed a preference for Jackson County, although the site is yet to be determined.