Louisiana House passes bill to block New Orleans hospital land acquisition
New Orleans Times Picayune, June 4, 2009
The Louisiana House voted 94-2 for a proposal to block the acquisition of land for the proposed New Orleans teaching hospital until a key legislative budget panel approves a new financing plan. Critics of the hospital plans cast the bill as a common-sense way to protect private property. But state officials and Louisiana State University executives who run the state's public hospital system warn that it could delay an already lagging project.