Lt. Gov hopes to boost tourism in rural areas
Posted on 8/8/2017 4:37:00 AM.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser seeks to boost tourism to rural areas. That’s why he’s scheduled meetings in small Louisiana towns to find the best way to promote local attractions. He says these rural areas don’t always have the money or expertise to market themselves.

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Nungesser: Ascension Parish music festival another way the state enforces its music brand
Posted on 8/7/2017 1:52:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the coming of the inaugural Flambeau Fest in Ascension Parish, whose lineup was announced today, is another example of how tourism in Louisiana is alive and well. He says the October 7 & 8 shows could begin another tradition that eventually attracts visitors the way Jazzfest and Bayou Country Superfest do.
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Chefs compete in New Orleans for title of King, Queen of Seafood
Posted on 8/4/2017 11:05:00 AM.

Chefs from around the country will compete at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Saturday for the chance to become the King or Queen of Seafood in the Great American Seafood Cook-off. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says this is a chance for Louisiana to show off our fresh seafood.

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Chef Bonnie Breaux is the first woman to be crowned the Queen of Louisiana Seafood
Posted on 6/21/2017 10:45:00 AM.

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board along with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser crowned the first woman, Chef Bonnie Breaux, the queen of Louisiana Seafood. After competing against 11 contestants, Breaux, of St. Martinville, took the title at the 10th annual Seafood Cook-Off in Lafayette.

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State parks can now partner with businesses to upgrade attractions
Posted on 6/21/2017 3:33:00 AM.

There is a new law that allows the state Office of Tourism to sell naming rights or grant leases for state parks to add new attractions. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state parks have always been a burden on taxpayers that never brought in any money.

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Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off gets underway in Lafayette
Posted on 6/20/2017 4:17:00 AM.

The 10th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off gets underway today at the CajunDome in Lafayette. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says this is a great way to showcase the fresh seafood of the Bayou State. He says a dozen Louisiana chefs will compete in the cook-off.

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Lt. Governor Nungesser launches horse tourism initiative
Posted on 5/23/2017 2:27:00 AM.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has launched a new Horse Tourism Initiative to bring visitors to Louisiana racetracks, campgrounds, therapeutic riding centers and state parks. Nungesser says Texas and Mississippi have great horse shows, but Louisiana is also home to some of the finest equestrian services in the country.

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Future of confederate monuments unclear after meeting between Mayor Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Nungesser
Posted on 5/22/2017 11:29:00 AM.

The future of the four confederate monuments that were taken down in New Orleans is unclear. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser met with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today to try and come to an agreement. He says this is a fight for Louisiana’s history and culture.

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Suit filed to keep Beauregard statue in place claiming it's not owned by New Orleans
Posted on 5/8/2017 12:59:00 PM.

A Tulane University professor has filed a lawsuit to keep the city from removing a statue of Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard, which is at the main entrance of New Orleans City Park. Richard Marksbury argues that the City Park Improvement Association is the true owner of the monument and Mayor Mitch Landrieu would need their approval before taking it down.

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Lt. Governor Nungesser unveils initiative to get Louisianans to staycation
Posted on 5/2/2017 5:04:00 AM.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser unveils a new initiative called Destination Louisiana to encourage Louisianans to vacation in their home state. Nungesser hopes residents will staycation in the Bayou State rather than jumping on a plane. He says there is so much beauty to see right here.

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