Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser stopped by the Press-Herald office Tuesday morning to discuss the future of tourism efforts in Louisiana.

Public-private partnerships

In the summer of 2017, the Louisiana legislature created the Culture, Recreation, and Tourism foundation to support Nungesser’s state department of the same name. Since its inception, Nungesser said the foundation’s board has worked diligently to find creative new ways of increasing revenue on an ever-constricting budget.

“We are doing private-public partnership with the state parks,” he said. “We let a guy move his horseback operation into Bogue Chitto [State Park]. He had horses, but he didn’t have any land.


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