Judge Won't Block Tax Hike To Fund Austin Med School

Law360, Houston (November 16, 2012, 6:22 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday rejected a challenge by a group of Austin voters to overturn a recently approved ballot proposition to increase property taxes to fund a medical school, ruling that the measure as proposed did not impede minority voting rights.

In an order denying the voters’ request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote that there was no evidence that the language of the proposal appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot as Proposition 1 was incomprehensible enough to confuse minority...
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