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Bill that could provide millions of dollars to UTEP, Texas Tech passes committee in possible symbolic vote

Published On: Jul 11 2013 05:00:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 12:09:38 PM CDT

New information on what El Paso's Medical School will do after lawmakers did not approve funding.

In what appears to be a symbolic vote -- the Texas House appropriations committee passed a bill that would give UTEP $88 million and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center nearly $80 million.
     
The money would go towards construction. El Paso State Rep. Marisa Marquez is on that committee.

The bill is not on the agenda for the special session but it's a way to encourage Gov. Rick Perry to include it.

In May a similar bill died in the regular session because of a dispute between the house and senate.

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