Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser Declares Louisiana Tourism Mission in China a Success
Posted on 9/17/2018 12:45:00 PM.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has returned to the Bayou state following a ten day trip to China as part of a Louisiana tourism mission in an attempt to lure visitors from the Chinese market. The trip included a stop at the 12th annual China-US Tourism Leadership Summit. Nungesser says they took two Louisiana chefs along to showcase the food of the area.

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New Louisiana tourism ads to begin airing around the world
Posted on 8/24/2018 4:06:00 AM.

Louisiana launches a new ad campaign that encourages out of state residents to feed their soul in the Bayou State. Three new commercials show visitors tearing into po’boys, dancing to zydeco, fishing and more.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says it’s aimed at maintaining the state’s record breaking tourism numbers.
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Time capsule found under confederate monument opened in New Orleans
Posted on 8/3/2018 12:08:00 PM.

A time capsule has been uncovered in New Orleans as the result of the removal of a pedestal that once carried a statue of P.G.T. Beauregard. The statue was removed in May. The contents of the copper box revealed money, flags, and various other items. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it’s amazing that people of that time period had the foresight to attempt to preserve the items for people of today.

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BP money to pay for 23 coastal recreation projects
Posted on 7/18/2018 5:04:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has announced funding for 23 coastal recreation projects. The $60 million being used to fund the projects comes from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement. Edwards says the projects are a welcomed addition to Sportsman’s Paradise.

“These projects span the entire coastal area from St. Bernard parish to Cameron parish providing an enhancement in recreational opportunities for all of our coastal citizens and visitors,” said Edwards. 

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Nungesser throws a meeting of the minds in NOLA
Posted on 6/27/2018 6:50:00 AM.

Lieutenant governors from around the nation are converging in New Orleans for a three day summit. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will welcome the annual 2018 meeting of the National Governors Association with opening remarks. Among the topics being discussed, Nungesser says he intends on bringing attention to the dangers of cheaper, imported seafood.

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Louisiana officials push for inspection fee on imported seafood
Posted on 6/15/2018 1:01:00 PM.

Louisiana officials back an effort to impose a five to ten cent inspection fee on all imported seafood coming, in an effort to push back against lower quality, cheaper imported shrimp that’s hurting Louisiana shrimpers.

During an appearance on Talk Louisiana, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says foreign seafood doesn’t meet our safety standards.
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Lt. Governor Nungesser pushes State Park designation for French Quarter
Posted on 5/8/2018 4:26:00 AM.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has an interesting idea to fix up the French Quarter: turn it into a state park. Under the plan, the Vieux Carre would be designated as state park land, which would allow lawmakers to allocate additional resources to clean its streets, and increase security. Nungesser says if the idea pans out, it could have a lot perks.

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Louisiana has 6th consecutive year of record-breaking tourism
Posted on 5/7/2018 2:58:00 PM.

Louisiana is now on a six-year-run of record breaking tourism numbers as the state saw 500,000 more visitors in 2017 than it saw in 2016, for a total of 46.7 million visitors.More

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Lt. Governor Nungesser promotes Louisiana festival season 'stay-cations'
Posted on 4/26/2018 3:33:00 AM.
Festival season is kicking off in Louisiana, with a busy schedule that’s bound to keep the Bayou State buzzing for months to come. This weekend may be the busiest, with huge celebrations in New Orleans and Lafayette. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is calling on folks to “staycation” in Louisiana with a trip to New Orleans this weekend.

“The ‘tall ships’ being in town and that will kick off such a great party with for Jazz Fest, the golf tournament…”

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Wrestlemania Returns to New Orleans on Sunday
Posted on 4/6/2018 9:18:00 AM.
Wrestlemania 34 will be held Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. WWE also brought its marquee event to the Crescent City in 2014. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the last event drew 75,000 fans from 50 states and 36 countries.
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