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State Obamacares Its Employees' Health InsuranceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/5/2014
Figuring Out the State Police Retirement ControversyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/23/2014
Taxpayers to Pay for Sex Change SurgeryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/30/2014
Helping Education by Cutting ConsultantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/2/2014
SB 603 Could Be State’s Best Shot at Recovering Unclaimed U.S. Savings Bonds Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/6/2014
Louisiana Needs A Med School In LafayetteUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/12/2014
Both Right and Left Should Fight Food Stamp FraudUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/17/2014
A Plan to Fund Higher EducationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/8/2014
If Not Higher Ed, Use the Surplus for I-49Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/17/2013
A Solution to NGO AbuseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/19/2013
The Financial Risk of Charity Hospital "Privatization"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/18/2013
Louisiana Bondholders and Taxpayers Are Protected from DefaultUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/15/2013
Helping The DisabledUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/19/2013
Details Matter in Charity Hospital Reform Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/27/2013
Budget Maneuver Will Hurt TOPSUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/21/2013
Plan B to End the Income TaxUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/9/2013
The Proposed Budget: A Fond IllusionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/4/2013
Treasury Year in ReviewUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/15/2013
A Serious Debate on TaxesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/15/2013
How Real is the Medicaid Crisis?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2012
Show Me The Money!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/10/2012
A Plan to Solve the Medicaid Crisis Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/26/2012
Louisiana: A Consultants’ ParadiseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/26/2012
A Poster Child for Government WasteUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/12/2012
The Truth About State Job CostsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/26/2012
Why Our Public Officials Should Try Substitute TeachingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/27/2012
Education Reform: Past is PrologueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2012
The Challenge of I-49 SouthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/11/2012
Crime Doesn't PayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/18/2011
Five Goals For The Next Four YearsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/5/2011
How the Legislature Balanced the Budget Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/8/2011
Louisiana Bondholders and Taxpayers Protected From DefaultUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/29/2011
A Fiscally Responsible Plan for Big Charity in New OrleansUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/22/2011
Condos at Angola?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/3/2011
Treasury Year In ReviewUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/1/2011
START Program Provides Tax DeductionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2011
Another 8 Ways to Balance the State Budget Without Destroying Health Care and Higher EducationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/18/2011
Save Money by Improving Our Charity Hospitals Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/29/2010
Attack the Deficit by Collecting Money Owed the StateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/18/2010
A Plan to Balance the State Budget Without Destroying Health Care and Higher EducationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/14/2010
START Saving for College Using State’s 529 PlanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/10/2010
State Must Get Control of Skyrocketing Health Care Delivery CostsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/1/2010
Legislative Session Another Missed Opportunity for Meaningful Budget ReformUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/20/2010
State Needs to Help Local Governments Affected by Oil SpillUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/21/2010
Be Wary of Unclaimed Property “Finders”Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/20/2010
One-Of-a-Kind Bond Security and Redemption Fund Protects La. Bondholders and Taxpayers Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/26/2010
Purchasing Private Insurance for Qualified Medicaid Recipients Could Save $100 MillionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/30/2010
Successes and Shortcomings of the Work of the Streamlining CommissionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2010
State Must Reign In Consulting ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/1/2010
State Must Adopt New Approach to Stop School to Prison Pipeline Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2009
Louisiana New Start Education Tax Credit Program Could Help Students in Troubled SchoolsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2009
Right-Sizing Louisiana Government Means Reducing Labor CostsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/5/2009
Why Louisiana Needs a Single Board of Higher EducationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
9/16/2009
Treasury Year In Review Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/1/2009
START Program Provides Exemptions This Tax Season Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2009
Credit Crisis Provides Opportunity to Learn from Past Mistakes Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/1/2009
How Congress Can Unfreeze The Credit Markets Without Spending Taxpayer MoneyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/1/2008
Local Governments Benefit from Investing in LAMPUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2008
Playing Football Can Teach Teens Money SkillsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/1/2008
A New School Year Perfect Time to START Saving for CollegeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/1/2008
New Law Provides More Transparency to La. Budget ProcessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/1/2008
Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program Has Record-Breaking YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/1/2008
Treasury Website Links Citizens to Information about Lower Prices at the PumpUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/1/2008
Treasury Legislative Update Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/1/2008
Working Families in Louisiana Missing Out on Earned Income Tax CreditsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/1/2007
Treasury Year in ReviewUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/6/2007
Treasury Makes Smart Decisions Today to Prepare for State's Future Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/1/2007
State Should Consider Securitizing Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Payments to Begin Restoring Coast ImmediatelyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/1/2007
Louisiana Law Protects Buyers and Recipients of Gift CardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/1/2006
Local Governments Can Use Certain Money Market Mutual Funds for Sweep AccountsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/11/2006
Treasurys Unclaimed Property Program A $303 Million Jackpot for Louisiana CitizensUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/20/2006
GO Zone Tax Credit Bonds Offer Financial Solution for Hurricane-Impacted AreasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/24/2006
The Completion of I-49 Should Remain a Top Priority for LouisianaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/18/2006
Divided Vote Referendum Gives Public Employees Option to Pay MedicareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/3/2006
New Law Offers Rebuilding Opportunities But Caution Is Needed When Entering Financial MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/13/2006
LAMP Continues to Offer Investment Benefits to Local Government ParticipantsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/16/2005
Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund Continues Successes in 2005Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/16/2005
Local Governments to Face Financial Challenges in the Wake of HurricanesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/26/2005
Treasury Hosts Most Successful BidLouisiana Auction To Date Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/26/2005
Treasury Celebrates New Fiscal Year with Unclaimed Property Successes Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
8/4/2005
Lockbox Technology Can Help Government Save Time and MoneyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
6/16/2005
States See $84.2 Million in Tobacco Payments Go Up In SmokeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/17/2005
Legislative Session Could Provide Opportunity to Fund State Match for I-49Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/10/2005
Social Security Reform Should Include Restored Benefits for Public RetireesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/12/2005
Louisiana Businesses Should Encourage Employees to Claim EITCUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/26/2005
Treasury Security Measures Protect Against Check FraudUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/26/2005
IRS Owes La. Citizens $850,000 in Undelivered Tax RefundsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/11/2005
Treasury Celebrates State's Diversity with New Cajun French and Spanish WebsiteUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/5/2005
LEQTF Report Highlights $64.7 Million in Funding for BESE and Board of Regents ProjectsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/23/2004
Missing Money Website to Help Louisiana Increase Outreach EffortsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/8/2004
Statewide Newspapers Publish Names of Citizens Owed $24 MillionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/5/2004
September Proclaimed College Savings MonthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
11/5/2004
Treasury Website Posts $11.4 Million in Unclaimed Income Tax RefundsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
7/12/2004
Treasury Website Links Citizens to Lower Prices at the PumpUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
5/18/2004
Treasury Celebrates State's Diversity with New Cajun French and Spanish WebsiteUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/26/2004
Tax Time is Perfect Time to Claim Old, Missing State RefundsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/21/2004
START Program Provides Exemptions This Tax SeasonUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
4/21/2004
Treasury Closes Out 2003 with Banner PerformanceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3/25/2004
Working Families Are Missing Out on Earned Income Tax CreditUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/25/2004
Local Governments Can Use LAMP to Invest Taxpayer Dollars WiselyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
12/3/2003
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