LSU Hospital says reform of tax dollar spending needed
BATON ROUGE - The contracts that gave up management of LSU hospitals has gotten attention on how much the public will know about taxpayer dollars.
The agreement allows the legislative audits of public spending, but they also include the sweeping clauses. The clauses let the hospital managers determine what is considered public record and what should be hidden.
Lawmakers and Treasurer John Kennedy has questions about access.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, insists the contracts allow for public scrutiny of taxpayer dollars. Hospital managers say the public financing requires review from federal and state officials to ensure money is spent properly.