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Opponents face off in Proposition 1 battle

The conversation is mounting regarding Proposition 1, the proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot to establish a new Hidalgo County healthcare tax district. Voters hungry for more information about the proposal that is being touted by its proponents as a means to increase funding for indigent healthcare and uncompensated medical care as well as help fund the new Rio Grande Valley medical school.

 

However, when pressed for details, no one seems to be able to provide for any. That includes the spokesman chosen to speak at a debate held by the McAllen Civic League Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Salvation Army building in McAllen

 

Mission Industrial Park running out of real estate

During a recent board meeting of the Mission Economic Development Corporation, MEDC CEO Alex Meade mentioned the Mission Industrial Park has only 10 to 15 acres of land left to sell. That prompted the question: what’s next?

 

County approves $5M budget increase, hikes minimum wage to $12

Hidalgo County commissioners adopted the 2016-2017 budget and set the tax rate on Tuesday, Sept. 27 following a public hearing on both items.

Nearly $2 million of the county’s $5 million budget increase for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is due to adding 26 new position to the payroll, an increase in the county minimum wage and increased health insurance costs.

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