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“Bonuses” vs. “Compensation”: $4.8 Million in Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School in Dispute

State Senator Tim Shaughnessy raised allegations last week that the University of Louisville School of Medicine misused $4.8 million in Medicaid funds. He says the money was used to give bonuses to school doctors. The Attorney General’s office says it was simply “physician compensation,” but Shaughnessy says the term “bonuses” was used, and that the money was not paid out as part of doctors’ regular salaries. He’s calling for continued investigation and oversight. Deborah Yetter covered the story for the Courier-Journal, and she joined us Friday on State of the News to fill us in on the disputed funds.

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19th Dis. State Senate Race Still Unclear

Votes are still being tallied in the race for the 19th district’s state senate seat (Jefferson County).  Incumbent State Senator Tim Shaughnessy has served since 1989.  Republican Bob Heleringer is trying to unseat him.  Heleringer served in the state House for many years but left office after a redistricting.  With a fraction of precincts reporting, Shaughnessy holds a strong lead.