Release: Dardenne Offers Solution for Duck Dynasty Family

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Dardenne Offers Solution for Duck Dynasty Family
 
(BATON ROUGE, LA) - If A&E is unable to resolve its dispute with the cast of Duck Dynasty, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is prepared to use his influence among Louisiana’s growing motion picture industry to seek out alternative production options.

"Regardless of one's views on Phil Robertson's statements, Duck Dynasty has been an important representation of the state of Louisiana, inspiring prospective visitors and investors since its debut. Their show draws tens of millions of viewers each year, reaching an audience eager to visit Sportsman's Paradise," Lt. Governor Dardenne said. "If the Robertson family cannot come to an agreement with A&E and wants to continue the show, Louisiana already has the infrastructure in place to maintain their record-breaking program.”
 
As a state senator, Lt. Governor Dardenne authored the film and television tax credits, which are credited for the expansion of the industry in Louisiana. As lieutenant governor, he oversaw the most prosperous year for tourism in the state's history. In 2012, more than 26.3 million people visited Louisiana, contributing $665 million in tax revenue and $10.7 billion in direct economic impact. The tourism industry now accounts for one in 10 jobs, the highest level in history.
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Jay Dardenne is the lieutenant governor of the state of Louisiana. Previously, he served as secretary of state and as a state senator. In 2003, he was named National Republican Legislator of the Year. Dardenne has also served as president or chairman of ten local philanthropic organizations. A Baton Rouge native, he has been married to Cathy McDonald Dardenne for more than 30 years, and they have two adult children. For more information, visit http://www.jaydardenne.com.
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