Plans to build a state hospital in midtown New Orleans with revenue bonds can go forward following a ruling by a U.S. district judge last week that the planning process complied with federal law.

Louisiana wants to build a 424-bed replacement facility for storm-damaged Charity Hospital on a 70-acre site that will also accommodate a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. The financing plan for the new $1.2 billion facility includes $300 million from the state, $475 million in federal reimbursements for old Charity, and $425 million of revenue bonds.

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