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  • House committee chairman: privatize air traffic control

    June 15, 2015 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House transportation committee says he'll introduce a bill this month that takes control of air traffic operations away from the government and places it under the control of a non-profit corporation run by airlines and other segments of the aviation industry. Rep. Bill Shuster,... more »
  • Privatization deals leave schools stuck with 'legacy costs'

    April 16, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's medical schools in New Orleans and Shreveport are struggling to pay millions of dollars in insurance, retiree and maintenance costs left to them from the privatization of the state's charity hospitals. University officials outlined more than $56 million in "legacy costs" that they face in the... more »
  • Tensions emerge in LSU hospital privatization in Shreveport

    March 27, 2015 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A review done for LSU says the privatization deal struck for the university's Shreveport hospital threatens the health of the nearby medical school. Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration turned over control of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana in October 2013.... more »
  • LSU board approves rewritten hospital contracts

    October 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services. The Board of Supervisors approved the rewritten contracts without objection Wednesday. The reworked deals are part of an effort by Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Federal agency has questions about hospital deals

    August 20, 2014 2:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version. The state health department on Wednesday released the three-page question letter from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.... more »

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