Analyst: Cuts would ‘devastate’ Tourism Department

Lt. Gov. William Nungesser (middle) and his budget analyst, Mark Antoon, testify before the House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday as he pleaded not to have his budget for the Department of Tourism reduced. Photo by Sarah Gamard. 

By Tryfon Boukouvidis

BATON ROUGE — Despite a record-breaking year for tourism, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism warned Tuesday that it will not be able to sustain that volume with any more cuts in funding.

The Office of Lieutenant Governor told the House Appropriations subcommittee it, too, is a hardship case.

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