Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare was just awarded $31.3 million from the state as part of a competitive grant. . . .I'm happy that the $$$ is coming here instead of going to someplace else. But if Utica is getting $31 Million, you can be sure that other communities across the state are getting similar grants. (Eg. Watertown just got $34 Million.)
With the money, the hospital will renovate the St. Luke's Home and build a new building on its New Hartford campus.
Hospitals are private businesses that get plenty of our insurance money. With New York State supposedly broke, why are grants like this the responsibility of the taxpayers?
Or is this just more of Big Government taking over . . . Everything?