Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Handelsman to join Advocate ~ The NOLA Advocate
Walt Handelsman has been a Slabbed tweep for a while now and I’m happy to hear he is back coming home from the north east.
The Jefferson Parish Hospital debacle takes another twisted turn as the BS is freely flowing:
Don’t split hospitals without public vote, West Jeff board says ~ Jeff Adelson
Perhaps the power brokers should not have stripped the public of that right to begin with but what’s done is done. Yesterday a reader noted even the Jefferson Parish coroner chipped in his two cents on this man made disaster:
Jefferson Parish should start over on hospital lease search ~ Gerry Cvitanovich
Next up is Maybury on the Mississippi Coast:
Bay violated open meetings law ~ Seacoast Echo
The sentence for this violation is 40 lashes with a wet noodle.
Next up is developer Jim MacPhaille and the old Second Street Elementary School Continue reading “Wednesday links”
West Jefferson Medical Center Chairman Chip Cahill evidently does not believe in classic American capitalism if we are to take the man at his word:
Jefferson Parish hospital boards philosophically opposed in lease deal ~ Ben Myers
Crony capitalism is another story lest we forget disgraced former Jefferson Parish Attorney turned self admitted felon Tom Wilkinson’s sister Nancy Cassagne got the top management job at West Jeff despite not possessing the qualifications for the low-mid 6 figure position. It should come as no surprise that Cahill would cite Children’s Hospital susceptibility to political persuasion as the reason he favors Children’s over HCA despite the fact HCA is offering the taxpayers a better deal financially.
The deal Elton LaGasse cut to support Children’s over HCA is what needs examination here folks. Follow the money to the insiders enriching themselves at the expense of the public and the answer becomes clear. Stay tuned.