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Treasurer Ron Henson Announces $77.1 Million in Bond Commission Approvals

Panel Also Approves $10.8 Million in Interest SavingsBATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $77.1 million for projects statewide and $10.8 million in interest savings today, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. Local…

Standard & Poor’s Downgrades Louisiana’s Credit Rating

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer Ron Henson announced today that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded Louisiana’s credit rating one notch from AA to AA-. This is not totally unexpected, because the state’s budget…

Sen. Kennedy To Speak At NAST

BATON ROUGE, LA – Current U.S. Senator – and former State Treasurer – John Kennedy will address the 2017 NAST Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., said State Treasurer Ron Henson. NAST, or the National Association…

State Bond Commission Approves $82.3 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $6.3 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $82.3 million for projects statewide and approved more than $6.3 million in interest savings at its…

Ron Henson Sworn In As State Treasurer

BATON ROUGE, La. – Ron Henson was sworn in Friday as state treasurer. The oath of office, administered by 1st Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Duke Welch, took place in Gov. Huey P. Long’s office…

Don’t Forget To Search For Unclaimed Property

By John Kennedy, State TreasurerAs hard as it is to believe, another Christmas is upon us. It’s a joyous time, but it’s also expensive – especially if you have kids. I’m not sure what a…

State Bond Commission Approves $214 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $1.3 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $214 million for projects statewide and approved more than $1.3 million in interest savings at its…

State Revenues Hold Steady

BATON ROUGE, La. – The November 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2016-2017 was $3.555 billion, a 27% increase compared to that time last year. Between October and November,…

Treasury Uncovers More Than $46 Million For Insurance Beneficiaries

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury has uncovered nearly $46 million by checking life insurance companies’ records for death benefits that should have been paid to Louisiana families but weren’t, according…

State Bond Commission Approves $310 Million for Local Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $310 million for projects statewide and approved more than $12.5 million in interest savings at its November 17 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “We…