Heated debate growing over Prop. 1

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by KVUE News

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Posted on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 20 at 10:41 AM

There is a heated debate growing in central Texas over whether to raise taxes to create a new University of Texas Medical School and teaching hospital right here in Austin.  To pay for that school, there is a tax ratification proposition on the ballot.  Prop 1 one would increase property tax in the health district to five cents per $100.  That will cost the average property owner $276 a year.  State senator Kirk Watson, who supports the proposition, says the money contributed by Austinites would be matched by more than $86 million in federal funds.

But there is a group who says the state is asking for too much money.  Joining us this morning is a representative from that group.  Don Zimmerman, with the Travis County Taxpayers Union, joins us in the studio to discuss the issue.

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