Louisiana's Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL about the state budget just released by the House Appropriations Committee.

Referring to the bill coming from the House committee, Dardenne tells KEEL listeners that "there's no real good way to fix this right now," adding, "the bill...basically turned its back on our public hospitals and healthcare."

And Dardenne paints a bleak picture for the future of the state's charity hospitals if the budget, as it came out of committee, passes: "We'd be closing every public-private partnership hospital, including the one in Shreveport. In the bill that came out of the Appropriations Committee, there's not any money at all...for the Shreveport hospital. No general fund dollars, whatsoever."

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