State Senator Greg Tarver, a member of the legislative conference committee charged with coming up with a last minute state budget compromise, tells 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert and Erin about the intense negotiations and heated exchanges that took place as legislators attempted - and eventually failed - to cobble together a last minute deal.

Sen. Tarver also tells KEEL listeners that the reason for the legislative session ending without a budget for Louisiana is because, "The legislature did not do its job!" And the veteran Democrat lawmaker goes as far as to blame members of his own party, as well as House and Senate Republicans.