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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…

State Receives $2.4 Million From Foreclosure Settlement

BATON ROUGE, LA – More than 4,000 borrowers in Louisiana are owed money from a settlement with mortgage servicers stemming from the 2008 housing bubble burst, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “If you lost…

Treasurer Kennedy: Governor Asks For and Gets Largest Tax Increase and Second Largest Budget in Louisiana’s History

BATON ROUGE, LA – The new state budget that takes effect Friday is the second largest budget in Louisiana history and contains the largest amount of tax increases ever, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy….

Treasure: Indictment Shows Budget Costs Can Be Controlled

BATON ROUGE, La. – The recent indictment of leaders of a New Orleans nonprofit organization demonstrates that the state could control budget costs with a little effort, said State Treasurer John Kennedy. “It was called…

State Bond Commission Approves $403 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $57 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $403 million for projects statewide and approved more than $57 million in interest savings at its…

State Revenue Collections Hold Steady

BATON ROUGE, La. – The May 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $6.551 billion, an 8% decrease compared to that time last year but a 7% increase…

$1.3 Million In Refunds From Jefferson Parish Red Light Camera Program Now In Louisiana Treasury

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you paid a ticket through the Jefferson Parish red light camera program, you need to check the Unclaimed Property Program within the Louisiana Department of the Treasury to see if…

State Bond Commission Approves $91 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $1.9 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $91 million for projects statewide and approved more than $1.9 million in interest savings at its…

Sales Tax, Corporate Income Tax Collections Improve

BATON ROUGE, La. – The April 2016 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $5.947 billion, an 8% decrease compared to that time last year. Even though revenue is…