Here's the money quote from the letter:
Our state failed to embrace public policies that contribute to a higher
quality of life for all citizens.
Let us move our public discourse beyond administrative nostrums to “learn
to do more with less.” That prescription has led us to ignore pressing needs for
far too long. Certainly, every tax dollar must be spent responsibly,
strategically and to build a better Louisiana. But the state must have enough of
those dollars to conduct the people’s business.