The head of the streamlining commission Monday said the Louisiana Legislature needs to lead efforts to shape a leaner state government instead of relying on Gov. Bobby Jindal to do the work.
State Sen. Jack Donahue told the Press Club of Baton Rouge, “I feel very strongly that the Legislature should have its own agenda for the state of Louisiana.” Donahue said he is not taking a slap at Jindal. However, he was critical of some state agency heads, accusing them of stalling in providing needed information or being ignorant of the savings that can be achieved through privatization.
Donahue spoke shortly before the commission released its report, which is about a foot thick. The report is available online at http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Streamline/Proposal/Reports/PreambleToFinalReport.pdf