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LSU Health's new managers may lose tax levy

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Caddo Parish Commissioners may cut off funding to the Biomedical Research Foundation.

Taxpayers have voted in favor of a property tax levy or millage for 20 years to support the BRF's mission of research and community development. Now that mission will include management of LSU Health Shreveport and that seems to be what commissioners are questioning.

On Thursday, they will vote on a resolution that would keep the tax from getting collected. The tax adds up to roughly $1.5 million a year.

In October, the BRF's holding company will assume management of LSU Health.

Epperson's resolution questions the mission of the BRF now that much of its involvement will include the hospital.

"Each time in the last five years we've had to go back to the taxpayers to show them what we've done with their investment. We think we've got a good story to tell as to how we've invested their money and the return we've done," said BRF spokesman Jay Meyers.

According to Meyers, if the tax does continue none of the money will go to fund LSU Health.

Epperson also offered a resolution calling for union representation for the employees of the hospital.

This comes after the executive director of the BRF, John George, said he would not recognize LSU Health's existing employee union.

 

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