In a state with a cultural heritage as deep and rich as Louisiana's, you'd think the people in charge would think hard about cutting funding for the arts. Especially since so much of our economy depends on sharing our culture with tourists.
And yet the budget proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal would cut funding for the arts by 83 percent.
In this post on the Bayou Buzz Web site, writer Stephen Sabludowski explains just why that is such a terrible idea.