Jindalcare; Louisiana Hospital Privatization

September 13, 2013

Friday, Sept. 13

State’s chief economist criticizes use of economic subsidies; An interactive look at job growth since the turn of the century; Levee board supporters likely to lose seats; and Jindal administration claims hospital deals have expanded services. $115 million – Amount Louisiana will pay Sasol in cash in 2018 and 2019 to build their liquids-to-gas facility in southwest Louisiana (Source: NOLA.com)
September 5, 2013

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

One in six Louisiana households struggle against hunger; Louisiana National Guard refuses to process same-sex couples’ benefits; Civil Service panel OKs LSU hospital privatizations, layoffs of 3,300; and IRS same-sex ruling creates catch-22 in Louisiana 3,262 – The number of state employees who will be laid off due to LSU hospital privatizations in Shreveport and Monroe (Source: Associated Press)
September 4, 2013

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Jindalcare seems destined to coexist with Obamacare: John Maginnis; Public school teachers receive high ratings in new evaluation system; WWOZ hosts information sessions about the Affordable Care Act; Orleans Parish could save $14 million by eliminating extra judges; and New North Baton Rouge 24-hour urgent care clinic opens. 89 percent – The percent of Louisiana public school teachers rated “highly effective” and “effective/proficient” in the new teacher evaluation system. (Source: The Advocate)