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  • Civil Service panel approves hospital outsourcing

    April 2, 2013 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's Civil Service Commission has approved a Jindal administration plan to outsource the health care services currently provided by LSU's public hospital in Baton Rouge. The 4-2 vote by the commission Tuesday paves the way for 777 employee layoffs at Earl K. Long Medical Center. The... more »
  • Lawmakers back Jindal health outsourcing contract Play Video

    November 9, 2012 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a shake-up on the House budget committee, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has gotten approval from lawmakers to outsource a state employee health insurance plan. The Senate Finance Committee backed the contract between the Office of Group Benefits and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in a 10-3 vote Friday,... more »
  • Outsourcing Louisiana Government

    September 8, 2009 4:57 AM

    Louisiana state government agencies are pitching outsourcing ideas to shrink their budgets and Governor Jindal's administration has embraced privatization as one way to cut costs. Supporters say private contractors often can do work more cheaply than the government. A union leader on the state commission to streamline government worries that... more »

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