DALLAS — Travis County, Texas, voters should be given the opportunity in November to raise the hospital district’s property tax rate to support construction of a new medical school in Austin, state Sen. Kirk Watson said Monday.

The school and related clinics would be part of the University of Texas system. A recent UT study said building, equipping, and operating the facility would cost $4.1 billion over 12 years. The study included $233 million of construction debt as part of the financial plan.

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