The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee adopted a $4.8 billion construction bill this week, but yanked the authorization for $900 million of revenue bonds for the proposed new state hospital in New Orleans.

Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Jefferson, said he offered the amendment to halt construction on the $1.2 billion University Medical Center. He said supporters need to revise a business plan that predicts the facility would need more than $70 million of state support each year.

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