Could the chance of landing a medical school in Evansville be a deal breaker for the downtown convention hotel project?
14 News is hearing on Wednesday night that the opportunity to land an IU medical school is a top priority among some council members.
The issue is where to potentially spend tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money. The mayor says the city can afford to do both, but in a meeting Wednesday morning he learned many on the council disagree.
"If the med school goes downtown, hotels are coming with it," Councilman John Friend said.
The five no votes include Dr. Dan Adams, Al Lindsey, John Friend, Connor O'Daniel and Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley. Read why Brinkerhoff-Riley says she'll vote no on Monday here.
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