Press Releases

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…

State Revenue Collections Increase

BATON ROUGE, La. – The October 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2016-2017 was $2.858 billion, a 31% increase compared to that time last year. September’s revenue was up…

State Bond Commission Approves $877 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $150 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $877 million for projects statewide and approved more than $150 million in interest savings at its…

State Revenue Collections Show More Improvement

BATON ROUGE, La. – The September 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2016-2017 was $2.175 billion, a 25% increase compared to that time last year. Corporation and franchise tax…

Louisiana Treasury Returns Nearly $70,000 In Unclaimed Property To Flood Victim

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury located nearly $70,000 in unclaimed money for a victim of the August floods during an event this weekend at the Mall of Louisiana, according to…