LaPolitics by Maginnis: PSC chairman wants power outages investigation; LSU board to explore hospital privatization
The Public Service Commission is calling for "an investigation from A to Z" of Entergy, for time taken to restore power after Hurricane Isaac. A candidate for PSC in the Baton Rouge/Acadiana District 2 says he plans to hold a hearing of the House Commerce Committee he chairs, adding that he will wait until tempers and the temperature cool down some. "We'll be holding meetings in a few weeks down the road to get accurate data, once everything has settled down and everyone gets their power restored," he says.
—The potential to enter into public-private partnerships to run LSU hospitals in Shreveport, Monroe and Pineville will be explored by the LSU Board of Supervisors in its meeting today. A late addition to the meeting agenda would authorize LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport "to develop and seek a Request for Proposal for the purpose of exploring public-private partnerships for its affiliated hospitals" in the three cities. It would give interim President Bill Jenkins the authority to release the RFP "and to accept the proposal that he deems in the best interest of the University."
They said it: "I felt like Noah." —Livingston Parish resident Julie Parks, on watching flood waters rise around her home, in The Advocate
(John Maginnis publishes LaPolitics Weekly, a newsletter on Louisiana politics, at LaPolitics.com.)
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