Jay Dardenne: Seabaugh’s Tactics Were ‘Outrageous and Insulting’ [VIDEO]
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the failure of the legislature to reach a budget compromise and plans for another revenue raising session.
Dardenne tells KEEL listeners that talks to reach an agreement in the House broke down because "Compromise did not happen. We've got a mess on our hands." And he says that, as a result, there more work for the legislature to do: "This means that the legislature will be back in another special session, one that'll cost the taxpayers more money, because legislators will be drawing their per diem. We're going to be back to talk now."
Dardenne also blames a small group of fiscally conservative members of the House for the stalemate: "If there's a game of chicken underway, it's between the vast majority of this legislature and the governor against the minority of legislators."