BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are complaining that state agencies didn't provide enough detail to a government cost-cutting panel.
They say they are disappointed the Commission on Streamlining Government was unable to dig into data about spending on individual programs inside departments and the thousands of contracts they hold within those programs.
Commission members say the state departments didn't provide that information in a timely fashion - if at all.
Members of the House and Senate governmental affairs committee Wednesday also criticized some recommendations put forth by the streamlining panel. Lawmakers say suggestions seemed to be at odds with each other, and Sen. Lydia Jackson says the commission didn't do enough work to look at reorganizing agencies and departments.
It was lawmakers' first discussion of the 238 streamlining recommendations.
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