DALLAS – The medical community in Austin, Tex., is divided over a ballot proposition that would support a University of Texas medical school in the state capital.

If voters in Travis County, including Austin, approve Proposition 1 Tuesday, Central Texas Health Authority would be allowed to raise the current property tax rate of 7.89 cents per $100 valuation to 12.89 cents per $100 valuation. The University of Texas has committed to providing $25 million a year. Of the estimated $54 million the property tax would raise in new revenue, $35 million would go toward treatment of needy patients provided by the medical school faculty and residents — physicians in training.

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