Press Releases

State Saves $54 Million for Roads and Bridges by Refinancing Bonds in the TIMED Program

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State of Louisiana refinanced $377 million in Gasoline and Fuels Tax Revenue Bonds this week, freeing up more than $54 million for infrastructure projects. “By refinancing these bonds we’re able…

Louisiana Asset Management Pool Earns Best Rate of Return in Eight Years

BATON ROUGE, La. — The rate of return on investments in the Louisiana Asset Management Pool (LAMP) has exceeded 1 percent for the first time since 2009. The rate increase follows a Federal Open Market…

Treasurer Ron Henson Announces $271.2 Million in Bond Commission Approvals

Treasurer Ron Henson Announces $271.2 Million in Bond Commission Approvals BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $271.2 million for projects statewide and more than $4 million in savings at its July meeting,…

State Introduces LA ABLE Savings Plan To Help People With Disabilities

BATON ROUGE – State Treasurer Ron Henson and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), a program under the Board of Regents, today announced the launch of a new 529A saving plan to help…

Treasurer Ron Henson Announces $175 Million in Bond Commission Approvals

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $175 million for projects statewide and $5.4 million in savings at its June meeting, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. “The commission approved a variety of…

Louisiana Awards Three-Year Central Banking Agreement to JPMorgan Chase

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer Ron Henson announced today that the Louisiana Department of the Treasury has awarded a three-year state central banking services agreement to JPMorgan Chase, with the option to extend for…

Treasurer Henson Issues Fraud Alert About Unclaimed Property Scam

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer Ron Henson is alerting Louisiana residents to a nationwide unclaimed property scam that is targeting citizens in an attempt to steal money and personal information. The fraudulent correspondence has…

Treasurer Ron Henson Announces $482 Million in Bond Commission Approvals

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $482 million for projects statewide and $310,000 in savings at its May meeting, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. “The funding approved for local governments will…

Ron J. Henson

Ron J. Henson Treasurer of the State of Louisiana Ron J. Henson was sworn in as the 23rd treasurer of the State of Louisiana on January 7, 2017. As treasurer, Henson oversees nearly $5 billion…

State to Pre-Pay Revenue Anticipation Notes (RANs) to Save $330,000 in Interest Costs

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana will begin making pre-payments on a 2016 short-term budgetary loan next week, reducing the interest costs of the loan by $330,000, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. Treasurer Henson joined…