Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 07/06/06 Galveston County’s legislative delegation is calling for a state performance review of the University of Texas Medical Branch. The review would assess whether the financial data used to justify layoffs and other cuts are real. And, if they are, the review would bolster the medical branch’s pleas for more money when the Legislature convenes in January, state Rep. Craig Eiland said Wednesday. In addition to Eiland, a Galveston Democrat, Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, Sen. Mike Jackson, R-La Porte, and Sen. Kyle Janek, R-Houston, signed off on the request. The university last month completed a management study aimed at improving service and finding more that $130 million a year in savings and additional income. About 1,000 of the institution’s 13,000 employees will lose their jobs as a result. University officials say rising medical costs, patients without insurance and shrinking government reimbursements are responsible for a growing gap in the organization’s operating budget.