Jay Dardenne http://wwno.org en Tourism Giveth, Yet the Budget Taketh Away http://wwno.org/post/tourism-giveth-yet-budget-taketh-away <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201403/louisiana-greetings.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/Capitol_Access_032514.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Senate Finance Committee got an outline of the proposed state budget Monday, and Houma Senator Norby Chaubert was curious about something.<p>“I notice that the majority of the statewide offices saw an increase in funding,” Chaubert said. “But I did not see the Lieutenant Governor’s budget getting any bump.”<p>The Lieutenant Governor’s office, which oversees the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, is indeed struggling to make ends meet. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:02:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 56941 at http://wwno.org Interviews: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne http://wwno.org/post/interviews-lt-governor-jay-dardenne A visit with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, to talk about...everything.<p>Louisiana singer &#38; songwriter Jay Chevallier talks about his 50 years in entertainment.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/JES_051713.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:14:00 +0000 editor 35463 at http://wwno.org Louisiana's Soundtrack Experience Tour Kicks Off in Shreveport http://wwno.org/post/louisianas-soundtrack-experience-tour-kicks-shreveport <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201302/Hayride.png" alt="" /><p>The Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine will sponsor a series of concerts and symposiums that showcase Louisiana’s musical heritage. The tour is called the Louisiana Soundtrack Experience, and it begins Feb. 23 at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium. The program is titled, “From Elvis to Hank to Johnny: Celebrating 65 years of the Louisiana Hayride.” Lt. Gov. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 29707 at http://wwno.org Bobby Jindal One Of The Most Unpopular Governors In The Country, Poll Says http://wwno.org/post/bobby-jindal-one-most-unpopular-governors-country-poll-says <p>Bobby Jindal, once one of the most popular governors in the country, has seen his approval ratings slide over the past two-and-a-half years to just 37 percent, <a href="http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/02/landrieu-leads-potential-foes-for-reelection.html" target="_blank">according to a report released today</a> by the Public Policy Polling organization.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:33:30 +0000 Jason Saul 29235 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Tourism Officials Plan Fishing Website http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-tourism-officials-plan-fishing-website <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana anglers and those planning a fishing trip to the state will be able to get information, licenses and a spot to chat online with other fishermen at what state tourism officials call a fishing microsite opening early in January.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:38:15 +0000 The Associated Press 26100 at http://wwno.org Lack of Funds Hinders NOLA Civil Rights Museum http://wwno.org/post/lack-funds-hinders-nola-civil-rights-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">After 13 years on the drawing board, a civil rights museum in New Orleans appears to be far from becoming a reality in Louisiana.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne <a href="http://bit.ly/ZDLOPP" target="_blank">tells The Advocate</a>&nbsp;given the fiscal condition of the state, he doesn't see it becoming a priority.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:01:11 +0000 The Associated Press 25912 at http://wwno.org New State Museum Leader Set to Begin in January http://wwno.org/post/new-state-museum-leader-set-begin-january <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has chosen a Baton Rouge native to lead the Louisiana State Museum system as assistant secretary in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:55:00 +0000 The Associated Press 25323 at http://wwno.org Isaac's damage to state parks pegged at $7 million http://wwno.org/post/isaacs-damage-state-parks-pegged-7-million <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Hurricane Isaac caused more than $7 million in damage to state parks in south Louisiana and forced some into months-long closures.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who oversees the state parks agency, told The Times-Picayune that the damage estimates are based on preliminary surveys.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:43:30 +0000 The Associated Press 20243 at http://wwno.org Lt. Gov. Dardenne promotes state in Dallas http://wwno.org/post/lt-gov-dardenne-promotes-state-dallas <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is promoting the state's assets in neighboring Texas.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:17:24 +0000 The Associated Press 19953 at http://wwno.org Jindal doesn't tell Dardenne when he leaves the state http://wwno.org/post/jindal-doesnt-tell-dardenne-when-he-leaves-state <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gov. Bobby Jindal doesn&#39;t notify Louisiana&#39;s second-ranking official when he travels out of state, even though Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne technically becomes governor whenever Jindal leaves.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:02:27 +0000 The Associated Press 15716 at http://wwno.org