So...now construction ostensibly won't be delayed due to the action by the Ways and Means Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives earlier today:
The governor's top construction adviser, Jerry Jones, initially told the committee the change would push back the hospital construction. He reversed his position later in the day, saying he was incorrect in his first interpretation.
Through a spokesman, Jones, head of the state Office of Facility Planning and Control, said the borrowing doesn't need to be approved though the construction budget and instead only needs approval from the State Bond Commission and the joint House and Senate budget committee.
Earlier in the day, he was saying this, repeating several times that the committee's action would cause delay:
"You'll delay the project substantially, and it's already been delayed," said Jones, head of the state Office of Facility Planning and Control.