Press Releases

State Revenue Collections Improve In New Fiscal Year

BATON ROUGE, La. – The July 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2016-2017 was $652 million, a 19% increase compared to that time last year. State sales tax collections…

Treasurer Kennedy Thanks Governor For Calling On Senator To Resign

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy lauded Gov. John Bel Edwards Tuesday for calling on state Sen. Troy Brown to resign. “Sen. Brown has been arrested twice now on domestic violence charges. He…

Treasurer Kennedy Warns About Unclaimed Property Scam

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy warned Louisianians today to be on the alert for a new scam involving Unclaimed Property. “Letters are circulating that claim to be from the National Association of…

Treasurer Kennedy: Louisianians Deserve Answers On Red Snapper Issue

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy praised U.S. Rep. Garret Graves today for raising questions about the Edwards administration’s opposition to state management of the Gulf of Mexico’s red snapper stock. Treasurer Kennedy…

We Still Have A Spending Problem

By John Kennedy, State TreasurerLouisiana just became a more expensive place to live, work, play, raise a family and own a business. As we all know, legislators watched winter turn into spring and then spring…

State Bond Commission Approves $244 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $14 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $244 million for projects statewide and approved more than $14 million in interest savings at its…

Treasurer Kennedy: State Senator Troy Brown Should Immediately Resign

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy today called for state Sen. Troy Brown to resign his public office. “Sen. Brown has been arrested not once, but twice, on domestic violence charges. He bit…

State Bond Commission Approves $244 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $14 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $244 million for projects statewide and approved more than $14 million in interest savings at its…

Treasury Returns $412,291.67 In Unclaimed Property To New Orleans Area Residents At Lakeside Shopping Center

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned $412,291.67 in unclaimed money to thousands of New Orleans area residents this weekend at Lakeside Shopping Center, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “We…

State Releases Revenue Collections For Entire Fiscal Year

BATON ROUGE, La. – The June 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $7.382 billion, a 5% decrease compared to that time last year. The low point for…