Louisiana has to stop merely talking about diversification and economic development. We must get serious about attracting, building and retaining job-producing opportunities for the people of Louisiana. In the legislature I will work to build coalitions to make these a reality.
But our economy can never thrive as long as our government fails to properly manage our tax dollars. As long as our budget continues to balloon beyond our revenue, we will always be playing catch-up. Our schools, healthcare, roads and traffic, to name a few - will all suffer until our leaders in Baton Rouge can learn to do the same thing you and I must do every year - spend wisely and balance our budgets. As a CPA, it's what I do for a living. And it's what I'll do in Baton Rouge.