Opinion Columns

Local Governments Can Use LAMP to Invest Taxpayer Dollars Wisely

Whether the markets are up, down or somewhere in between, it is important to do everything possible to earn money on your investments. This is especially true when you are investing taxpayer dollars, either on…

State Trust Funds Generate $137 Million in Investment Earnings

Saving money is a way an individual can build a nest egg to prepare for unexpected emergencies or ensure that there’s enough money to pay for future expenses. There are countless ways an individual can…

Louisiana Law to Mandate Personal Financial Instruction for High School Students

Summer is in full swing, and high school seniors are enjoying their time off as they anxiously wait for the first day of college. In addition to fall football games, research papers and freshman parties,…

Louisiana Law to Mandate Personal Financial Instruction for High School Students

Nearly 300 Teachers Already Training for New Financial CurriculumBATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana high schools will soon be preparing students for their financial futures by teaching them how to manage their money, use credit wisely,…

LouLease Making the Dream of Homeownership a Reality

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a new home for the first time. Home ownership is a dream that many Louisiana citizens reach for, but unfortunately, some are unable to attain it….

Unclaimed Property Could Provide Extra Cash for the Holidays

When did the holidays become so expensive? There are the parties, presents, and decorations not to mention the food. It’s hard to make ends meet as it is, and it can be even more difficult…

Partnership Turns Everyday Purchases Into College Savings Tools

Saving for college isn’t easy. Even though many of our state’s students qualify for the TOPS Program, that alone isn’t enough. To help with the increasing costs of higher education, Louisiana offers a 529 college…

Market Value of State Trust Funds Increases By $110 Million

Chances are you’ve seen or heard about the popular television show where people ask professional appraisers to price objects ranging from family heirlooms to garage sale finds. The most memorable moments of the show are…

A New Year Brings With It Reflection and Resolve

One of the goals I set out to accomplish during my first term as Treasurer was to take the State Treasury to places its never been before. In addition to investing money and balancing the…

Taxpayers Save Money When Local Governments Invest in LAMP

Public offices looking for ways to save taxpayers money should try investing in the Louisiana Asset Management Pool (LAMP). LAMP acts as a central deposit account where local officials pool their investments in order to…