Press Releases

Online Treasury Hunt Could Help You Find Unclaimed Savings Bonds

Treasurer Kennedy Says Its Now Easier for Owners to FindBATON ROUGE, LA – In response to requests from several states, including Kansas and Louisiana, the U.S. Treasury Department has made it easier for citizens to…

Southern University Receives $43,000 in Unclaimed Property

State Treasurer Kennedy and Sen. Cleo Fields Present Check to University ChancellorBATON ROUGE – Sen. Cleo Fields joined State Treasurer John Kennedy today in returning more than $43,000 in Unclaimed Property to Dr. Edward R….

State Could Save $7.2 Million By Refinancing Bonds

Treasurer Kennedy Says Low Interest Rates Contribute to SavingsBATON ROUGE – The state could save close to half a million dollars a year by refinancing general obligation state bonds at a lower interest rate, according…

UL Lafayette Receives $28,600 in Unclaimed Property

Treasurer Kennedy and Rep. Jerry Luke LeBlanc Present Check to University PresidentBATON ROUGE, LA – Rep. Jerry Luke LeBlanc joined State Treasurer John Kennedy today in returning $28,600 in Unclaimed Property to Dr. Ray Authement,…

LSU Receives $27,000 in Unclaimed Property

Treasurer Kennedy Joins Rep. Kennard in Presenting Check to LSU ChancellorBATON ROUGE, LA – Rep. Donald Ray Kennard joined State Treasurer John Kennedy yesterday in returning $27,000 in Unclaimed Property to Mark A. Emmert, Chancellor…

$105,000 in Unclaimed Property Returned to New Orleans Residents

Treasurer Kennedy Says Department Will Continue Aggressive Drive To Return MoneyBATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned $105,000 to New Orleans area residents at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day held at…

Education Gets $55 Million Boost from Trust Fund

LEQTF Grants Benefit LouisianaBATON ROUGE, LA – Education in Louisiana got a $55 million boost this year from Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund (LEQTF) teaching and research grants, announced State Treasurer John Kennedy. The LEQTF…

Unclaimed Property Scams Could Bootleg Your Hidden Treasure

Treasury Should Be First Point of Contact to Retrieve MoneyBATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana citizens searching for unclaimed property could become easy targets for con artists trying to take their money. According to State Treasurer…

State Treasurer John Kennedy Will Not Accept Pay Raise

Treasurer Kennedy Will Not Ask for More Money Under Any CircumstancesBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy testified before the Legislative Compensation Review Commission this week saying he will not accept a pay raise…

2000 Proved to Be a Good Year for Louisiana Department of the Treasury

Treasurer Kennedy Says Department Will Build on Last Year’s SuccessBATON ROUGE, LA –The Louisiana Department of the Treasury has collected year-end data on state investments and department programs, and the results are good news for…