Press Releases

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…

Treasurer Ron Henson Announces $971 Million in Bond Commission Approvals

Panel Also Approves $53 Million in Interest SavingsBATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $971 million for projects statewide and $53 million in interest savings, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. “We had…

Treasury Returns $324,000 to Shreveport Area Residents at Mall St. Vincent

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned more than $324,000 in unclaimed money to thousands of residents this past weekend at Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport. There were several large claims…

State Sells $189 Million in Bonds for Road and State Building Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission held a special meeting today to hold a competitive sale of $189 million in General Obligation (GO) bonds, the proceeds of which will pay for various roads,…

State Treasurer Ron Henson Announces Staff Appointments

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, State Treasurer Ron Henson announced three new staff appointments in his administration. The appointments include: Thomas Enright, Jr. – First Assistant State Treasurer Lynnel Ruckert – Assistant Treasurer Sarah Mulhearn…

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…