Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser cites funding woes to the Senate Finance Committee Monday. The committee has been getting the reaction of state agencies regarding cuts to their budgets under the state funding proposal for the coming fiscal year.

BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says will be forced to cut several areas under his responsibility next year – including cultural events, state parks and museums – because of Louisiana’s revenue shortfall.

Nungesser told the Manship School News Service following his testimony to the Senate Finance Committee Monday that some fiscal corners he has had to cut have broken his heart, warning future reductions would negatively impact art, parks and tourism across the state.

Nungesser’s office includes the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in House Bill 1, which holds the state’s $29 billion spending plan for the looming fiscal

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