As most of you are aware, last minute negotiations have restored about half of the cuts to higher ed.
All of you played a part in that: your signatures, your phone calls, your eMails, your letters. State Government now knows that there are a large number of people in Louisiana who care about education, and the future of our State.
I am looking at ways of taking this initial success, and working toward next session to protect and promote education in Louisiana once and for all.
It has taken centuries of problems for us to get where we are in Louisiana; we cannot clean it up in a few weeks. This was the first battle in a long campaign, and we will continue.
My sincerest thanks to all of you.