JEFF AMY: Jones, IHL: Trouble brewed behind closed doors

There are parallels to the ongoing crisis at Singing River Health System, where employees and retirees were blindsided by that hospital system’s attempt to shut out employee pensions. The change to the Open Meetings law being considered could also reduce the College Board’s ability to meet privately to discuss UMMC.

While the College Board sometimes aired concerns about individual UMMC contracts in open meetings, the only systematic public discussion of the UMMC financial and contracting situation was at a February meeting where the findings of an accounting review from last year were presented.

Clarion Ledger
3/29/15