I don't hear anything about the legislature confronting the problem. They are the group who has the power to really fix the problem.
Also, the Executive Branch delivers a budget to the House Appropriations committee. They then can approve, make changes, etc. The budget gets amended along the way.
One of the big problems right now is the 4th Floor's control over the Legislature, regardless who is Governor. Legislators are in part to blame, because they allow this. They want all their local re-election projects funded (which it should NOT be funded by the state), and they know if they buck the Governor's wishes one too many times, their line item will get nixed either right after the session or on its way to the Bond Commission.
This is why I like Jindal's proposal to eliminate state income taxes. However, I do NOT like the idea of simply swapping it for increases in state sales taxes. We would still be sending too much money to Baton Rouge for the 60-90 day Prostitution Fest every year.
The trade-off should consist of state government no longer funding so much local government wants/needs, reduce homestead exemption down to $10k like Texas, and allow local governments to increase local sales taxes higher (with a vote of the people). Empower the local governments to fund their own projects.