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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Lt. Gov Nungesser disappointed Liberty Place monument removed
Posted on 4/25/2017 10:28:00 AM.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is not happy the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans was taken down under the cover of night. The monument commemorated a group of white supremacists who fought against the racially integrated police force in 1874. Nungesser says the monuments should stay in place because they’re part of Louisiana’s history.

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Louisiana Bass Trail promotes north Louisiana bass fishing
Posted on 4/20/2017 6:48:00 AM.

North Louisiana is known for its great locations for bass fishing, which is why the Lt. Governor’s Office in partnership with the Office of Tourism and state parks has announced the launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail.

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Louisiana sees 5th consecutive record breaking year for tourism
Posted on 4/12/2017 4:26:00 AM.

For a fifth consecutive year, Louisiana broke a record for tourism. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says in 2016, the state welcomed a record 47 million visitors, which is more than a 2 percent increase over the previous year. He says tourists spent an average of $360 a person.

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