Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the possibility of making New Orleans' French Quarter a state park.

While discussing a number of new (and successful) state tourism initiatives, Nungesser tells KEEL listeners, "We're looking at one option - thinking outside the box - talking with city officials about the possibility of making the French Quarter a state park. The only way we're going to clean up the French Quarter and make it family friendly again, is if we get rid of the crime, clean up the streets, and make it something like the main street in Crowley."

The man charged with overseeing Louisiana tourism continues: "Every year we hold our breath hoping crime doesn't get worse, because as goes New Orleans, so goes the rest of the state."

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