This November, Travis County voters will decide whether to support a large tax increase for its health care district.
At its Aug. 15 meeting, the Central Health board of managers unanimously voted to place a proposition on the ballot asking voters to raise the tax rate by 5 cents.
That would take the 2013 tax rate from 7.89 cents to 12.89 cents per $100 of valuation. If voters approved the proposition, it would mean a $107 property tax increase for the average taxpayer with a homestead assessed at $214,567.
Central Health is asking for the money because of an opportunity to access federal funds.