Press Releases

State Embarks on First Electronic Bond Sale

Market Conditions Save Louisiana MillionsBATON ROUGE, LA – For the first time in three years,Louisiana accepted competitive bids on $347 million worth of general obligation state bonds, at an interest rate resulting in savings of…

Treasurer Kennedy Appoints Sulphur Native Communications Director

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy has appointed Sarah Daigle Mulhearn, a native of Sulphur, Louisiana, as Communications Director for the Louisiana Department of the Treasury. I am pleased to announce the addition…

State Seeks to Return $9 Million In Unclaimed Property

Names of Persons with Unclaimed Property to Be Published Statewide in Newspapers This WeekBATON ROUGE, LA – Do you have a hidden treasure? State Treasurer John Kennedy announced today that the names of over 25,000…

State Treasury Sues to Recover Uncashed Western Union Money Orders

Treasurer Kennedy Says Lawsuit is First Of Its KindBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy today announced that Louisiana has joined 42 other states in a first of its kind lawsuit to force the…

New Orleans Family Finds Unclaimed Royalties

Treasurer John Kennedy Presents $12,000 RefundBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy issued a check for $12,348.99 to Bernard Ory of Pearl River and his brothers and sister for unclaimed property that had been…

Treasury Returns Over $100,000 in First Month

Includes $50,000 to Couple Celebrating 50th AnniversaryBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy announced that after one month of the State Treasury operating the state’s Unclaimed Property Division, more than $100,000 has been returned…

Treasury Presents First Unclaimed Property Check

State Treasurer John Kennedy Returns $14,000 to OwnerBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy issued a check valued at $14,053 to a Hammond woman this week, marking the first unclaimed property refund to be…

Kennedy Responds to $140 Billion Tobacco Judgment

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy said the state’s anticipated annual tobacco payments could be jeopardized by today’s Florida jury decision that ordered the tobacco industry to pay more than $140 billion in…

State Treasurer and Public Safety Find Ways to Save Money

Cash Management Policies to Yield More Than $500,000 AnnuallyBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy announced today that the State Treasury and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) have implemented new financial deposit procedures…

Kennedy Unveils START Campaign

State College Tuition Savings Program To Be Among Nations BestBATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Kennedy recently announced a new advertising campaign to promote the state’s college tuition savings program. He also discussed proposed…