Texas Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio, has proposed legislation that would allow three state schools in San Antonio to issue $223 million of debt supported by tuition revenues to finance new facilities.

Villarreal’s measure, House Bill 134, would authorize the University of Texas at San Antonio to issue $92 million of bonds for an experimental science building and would allow the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to issue $61 million for a an academic center at the campus and a diabetes center in Laredo. Texas A&M-San Antonio would issue $70 million for  classroom facilities.

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