Mississippi attorney general seeks to ease his tight budget

Hood said a structural change to the state budget a year ago has caused his office and other agencies to lose federal money. He said some budget writers failed to grasp that.

“People that don’t actually investigate and understand how government works, all they think is, ‘It’s bad and we want to cut it.’ They don’t understand it,” Hood said before turning to a biblical reference that did not directly refer to lawmakers.

“It’s kind of like when they were screaming, ’Crucify Jesus,’” Hood said. “You know, they didn’t really understand what they were doing.”