Ongoing nursing home negotiations stopped yesterday when lobbyist Pat Comstock left the room in tears after learning about a protest aimed at her and other industry leaders.
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The protesters also denounced HCCI lobbyist Pat Comstock, who was attending a negotiating session about nursing home reform legislation during the event. When word reached Comstock, witnesses say she burst into tears at the personal nature of the attacks and left the talks, announcing that she might not be back today, either.
The protesters focused on Comstock and industry leader Terry Sullivan because advocates say they lack commitment to increase staffing levels. Other outstanding issues include the fines and penalties for violations.
The negotiations resumed today.