In an opinion piece over the weekend in USA Today, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal touts Louisiana’s economy, which he says is “stronger than ever.”

“It’s true that fiscal responsibility isn’t easy. But it works,” Jindal says. “In Louisiana, I am proud to say the economy is bigger, the government is smaller and our state is stronger than ever.”

The state of the economy in Louisiana has been much on the mind of leaders, and Jindal’s recently released budget plan has added fuel to the debate.

See the USA Today opinion piece here.