Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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June 14, 2013

To vote or not to vote, that’s the question

Should a council member abstain from voting when there is a vested interest?

GLASGOW —

Around half of Glasgow City Council’s members either had or have some sort of connection to  T.J. Samson Regional Health or its subsidiaries. The ties range from being an employee to having business or contractual relationships. One councilman is a descendant of at least one of the hospital’s original stockholders and has been involved with a group that hopes to unseat the current T.J. board of trustees.

None of them abstained from a May 13 vote, when the council considered whether to pass a resolution to request an opinion from the Kentucky attorney general’s office on whether any for-profit organization, such as T.J. Health Partners, should be subject to property tax if it uses or leases space from its nonprofit parent affiliated entity.

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