Attorney General Jim Hood attacks lawmakers for 'playing games' with his budget
Attorney General Jim Hood (D) said Monday some lawmakers are "playing juvenile games" when it comes to his budget.
Lawmakers ended their regular session last week without approving a funding bill for the upcoming budget year, which begins July 1, for the Department of Transportation and the attorney general's office. The governor will have to call a special session to deal with the budgets for the agencies and anything else he chooses to include.
"I'm confident they will approve a budget for us and the Department of Transportation," Hood said Monday, prior to the start of the Crime Victims' Rights Week awards program at the Walter Sillers Building.
Hood said it may end up being a good thing that lawmakers have a break before coming back to deal with the budgets.