Lawmakers refused on Friday to intervene in the latest budget dispute between Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration and Attorney General Jeff Landry, telling both sides to work it out on their own.
Landry complained to members of the joint House and Senate budget committee that two of his budget requests were stalled by the Edwards administration, rather than advanced to the committee for consideration. The attorney general suggested the delay was politically motivated.
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said the requests were denied based on policy and legal decisions, not politics.
Though his requests weren't on the committee's agenda for Friday, Landry...