Billy Nungesser

Chris Miller
August 13, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Rao Uppu, a naturalized U.S. citizen and professor at Southern University, has withdrawn from the race for Louisiana Lieutenant Governor. Uppu signed up on the last day of qualifying. An émigré from India, he said he couldn't imagine someone winning a statewide office unopposed. Uppu said without...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Qualifying has officially closed and the rosters are set for the fall statewide elections. Locally, sparks began to fly shortly after former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman, John Fortunato, qualified to run for sheriff in a rematch of the March 2018 special election between him and...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry won't win re-election without a race. The Republican attorney general drew an opponent in the final hour of the candidate registration period Thursday: Ike Jackson Jr., a Democrat from Plaquemine. With that last-minute signup, all of Louisiana's seven...
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Don Ames
July 21, 2019 - 9:42 am
Five more meetings have been scheduled by the Louisiana Office of Tourism to help identify locations for a civil rights trail to show Louisiana's role in the movement. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it's important to learn about stories, people and locations that highlight the times. The additional...
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June 28, 2019 - 4:31 pm
The Louisiana seafood industry has had a rough year, and the latest issue for fisherman is the algae bloom in Lake Pontchartrain. Lt. Governor Bill Nungesser says many seafood lover in Louisiana are asking if our seafood is safe. “Some of the crabs they are catching are having lesions on them so it...
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Don Ames
May 30, 2019 - 11:27 am
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is supporting a Gulf-wide coalition that wants FEMA to declare a state of emergency specific to Gulf seafood and its related industries. This comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to open the Morganza Spillway Thursday, June 6th,, sending fresh...
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April 16, 2019 - 4:51 pm
(WWL.com) Louisiana will be one of several states to participate in a Civil Rights trail. Nine meetings will be held throughout the state in an effort to get input from citizens across the state. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said Alabama has a huge draw with their portion of the Civil Rights trail. “We...
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April 14, 2019 - 11:15 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser's office is holding nine meetings across the state in April and May to help choose locations for a new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail. Nungesser's office oversees state tourism efforts. It says the trail is planned to tell the story of Louisiana's role...
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March 19, 2019 - 5:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana tourism officials have headed to western Canada, trying to draw attention to their state as a travel destination. The trip began Tuesday and continues through Thursday, with promotional events in Vancouver and Calgary. A nine-person delegation including leaders...
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March 19, 2019 - 4:22 pm
(WWL.com) -- Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser gave an update on the status of the four New Orleans Confederate monuments today, saying he’s working to get the city to transfer control of them. There’s one major roadblock though, and that’s P.G.T Beauregard, who isn’t controlled by the city. "Beauregard...
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