ACE convenes higher education organizations through the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES). May 29, 2016. As Louisiana lawmakers spar over the $600 million shortfall in next year's budget , leaders of the state's colleges and universities are bracing for what is likely to be higher ed's 16th cut in nine years. The most recent version of the budget, passed by the Louisiana House, cuts higher education systems by. ‚ÄúSolution Generation…