Louisiana’s Commissioner of Administration has a tough job, overseeing state spending at a time when revenues have not kept up with funding needs. And while Kristy Nichols has had to wield the budget-cutting sword more often than anyone – even she – might like, she has also kept her public shields intact through some vigorous attacks by lawmakers, the press, and the public.
How has she kept it all together? What wells of strength does she draw from, in order to hold her head up, keep smiling, and keep working? She shares some of that with Sue Lincoln.