Press Releases

Treasurer Kennedy Calls Upon Financial Officers to Root Out Terrorist Interests from Public Investments

Treasury to Work With Bush Administration and Louisiana Congressional Delegation on InitiativeBATON ROUGE, LA State Treasurer John Kennedy is calling upon financial officers to join a nationwide effort to push for the divestiture of all…

State Treasurer John Kennedy Presents $22,000 in Unclaimed Property to Public Offices, Municipalities

NEW ORLEANS, LA The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned $22,000 in unclaimed property to 12 municipalities, public offices and districts at this years Louisiana Asset Management Pool (LAMP) annual meeting, according to State Treasurer…

Treasury Uses the Internet to Auction $27 Million in CDs

Competition Continues to Be Key to Success in States Online AuctionsBATON ROUGE, LA The Louisiana Department of the Treasury went online today to accept competitive bids on $27 million worth of certificates of deposit, according…

Treasury Returns $4,154 in Unclaimed Property to Louisiana Charities

United Way, Red Cross and Volunteers of America Receive FundsBATON ROUGE, LA The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned $4,154 this week in unclaimed property to charities across the state including the United Way, American…

Ouachita Parish to Receive $600,000 to Stop Encephalitis Outbreak

State Bond Commission Has Approved Emergency Loan for Mosquito AbatementBATON ROUGE, LA The State Bond Commission has approved Ouachita Parish’s request for a $600,000 emergency loan for mosquito abatement, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy….

Dont Leave Home Without It: Treasury Now Accepts American Express

Treasurer Kennedy Expands State Agency Credit Card Options to Better Serve CustomersBATON ROUGE, LA State agencies and departments will now be able to accept American Express credit cards for payments of all types of obligations,…

September Declared College Savings Month

State Encourages START Program As a Way to Save for Higher EducationBATON ROUGE, LA Louisiana, along with 36 other states, has officially proclaimed September College Savings Month in an effort to encourage families to take…

$31,054 in Unclaimed Property Returned To Alexandria Area Residents

Treasurer Kennedy Says Department Will Continue Aggressive Drive To Return MoneyALEXANDRIA, LA The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned $31,054 to Alexandria area residents at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day held at the Alexandria Mall…

Partnership between State Agencies Enables 22,000 Needy Families to Receive Help This Week to Pay Utility Costs

FITAP and KCSP Participants to Receive Energy Assistance VouchersBATON ROUGE, LA The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA) and the Department of Social Services (DSS) have entered into an agreement to implement the Temporary Assistance for…

State Treasurer John Kennedy Elected Vice President of Southern Region of National Association of State Treasurers

BATON ROUGE, LA The Southern Region of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) has elected State Treasurer John Kennedy to serve as its vice president beginning December 1 of this year. John Kennedy is…