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Location: Douglas, Coffee Co., The Other Georgia, United States

Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Is this hat in hand? Grady, to be in a $-0- cash position the 3rd week in Dec., makes demands of Legislature. Go figure . . . .

From InsiderAdvantage Georgia:

Dick Pettys reports that the Grady Hospital Board adopted a six-page resolution which charts the course for the creation of a 501(c)(3) corporation to manage the hospital if certain conditions are met. If the conditions are not met, a board member said, there will be no conversion.

Among the conditions, according to Pettys:

"The governor, lieutenant governor and Speaker of the House must each provide written confirmation of their intent to support additional direct financial assistance from the state of not less than $30 million a year, along with necessary budget measures to implement and fund a statewide trauma network to provide additional support and a commitment to further support medical education in the state by at least $30 million."

Pettys continues:

Predictably, top legislative leaders weren't enthralled with the conditions the resolution attempts to impose on the state.

"I don't think the Legislature responds well to blackmail," Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson told the AJC. . . .

Clelia Davis, the spokeswoman for House Speaker Glenn Richardson, told the newspaper: "Today's attempt by the board of Grady [Memorial] Hospital to control the Legislature is simply unacceptable. This is not a negotiation."


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