Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

Mike Steele, LA GOHSEP

Governor John Bel Edwards says while Louisiana will have some picking up to do after Harvey, “Things are not as bad as had been forecasted, and so we’re very thankful for that.”

He says our neighbors to the west were not nearly as fortunate.


FEMA

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is in Baton Rouge this week helping south Louisiana move toward recovery from the record flooding. 


Louisiana Dept. of Culture Recreation and Tourism

“We hope, moving forward, we can restore these cuts recommended in this budget in a special session.”

The parade of pleas for more money, like that by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, has become a familiar part of the state budget hearing process, though the marching order is different this year.

LA Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

The 10th annual “Only in Louisiana Grammy Nominees Brunch” is Saturday in Los Angeles. Louisiana’s new lieutenant governor, Billy Nungesser, is presiding over the event for the first time.

“I’m excited,” Nungesser said. “It’s going to be a great trip. It’s what we are here in Louisiana. To go out there and celebrate with the nominees and talk about the Louisiana tourism, history, music is a great opportunity.”

The lieutenant governor’s office and Baton Rouge music business veteran Johnny Palazzotto are co-producing the Louisiana Grammy Nominees Brunch at the Latin-themed Conga Room. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is preparing the Louisiana-cuisine inspired menu.