Press Releases

State Bond Commission Approves $829 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $67 million in interest savingsBATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $829 million for projects statewide and approved more than $67 million in interest savings at its September…

State Revenue Collections Continue To Climb

BATON ROUGE, La. – The August 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2016-2017 was $1.376 billion, a 29% increase compared to that time last year. Sales tax collections dipped…

Treasurer Kennedy: Use Inmate Labor to Recover and Rebuild

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy urged Governor John Bel Edwards today to maximize the use of inmate labor in helping Louisiana citizens and local governments recover and rebuild from the devastating flooding….

Treasurer Kennedy: State Shouldn’t Profit From Flood Victims’ Devastation

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy urged legislators Wednesday to consider suspending the one cent sales tax increase for flood victims rebuilding and refurnishing their homes. “When the state sales tax was increased…

State Raises $187 Million in General Obligation Bond Proceeds for Construction Projects

BATON ROUGE, LA – An online auction was held Tuesday at a special meeting of the State Bond Commission to raise $187 million in general obligation (G.O.) bond proceeds that will finance construction projects across…

Flood Victims Are Entitled To State Sales Tax Refunds

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana residents in presidential declared disaster areas impacted by the March and August floods can file for a refund of state sales tax they paid on personal property destroyed by the…

Treasurer Kennedy Offers Important Information on Financial Assistance for Flooded Businesses

BATON ROUGE, LA. – State Treasurer John Kennedy today encouraged businesses impacted by the flooding to explore financial assistance with the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Many of our businesses did not have flood insurance. This…

State Bond Commission Approves $141 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $26 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $141 million for projects statewide and approved more than $26 million in interest savings at its…

Treasurer Kennedy: Comite River Diversion Canal Needs To Be A Priority

BATON ROUGE, LA. – State Treasurer John Kennedy called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congress and the state of Louisiana to make the Comite River Diversion Canal a priority following the devastating flooding…

Important Numbers For Flood Victims

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy asked Louisianians impacted by the historic flooding to keep these important phone numbers handy. These numbers and websites are what people need to file for federal disaster…