Opinion Columns

LEQTF Report Highlights $57.2 Million in BESE and Board of Regents Projects

It’s been said you can’t really understand people until you walk a mile in their shoes. I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for our state’s educators, but I didn’t fully understand how extremely…

A Penny Saved Wisely is A Penny Earned: State’s General Fund Investments Are on the Right Track

Ask anyone what his or her first memory of saving money was and chances are it had something to do with dropping coins into a piggy bank. While no one doubts putting away loose change…

Louisiana Congressional Delegation Should Support Changes to Federal Social Security Law

What do you do for a living? Its a common question, and when individuals say they are public servants, they often get a common reply: Government jobs offer great benefits. Its true that a public…

START Accounts Can Be Great Incentives for Employees

Its no secret that our nations corporate climate experienced some ups and downs this past year. We watched in disbelief as Enron collapsed, and thousands of its employees lost their retirement savings. We witnessed how…

Financial Strength of Retirement

In this season of budget woes, there is some good news for state legislators. They wont have to spend as much taxpayer money over the next three decades as originally projected to fund the state’s…

Big Tobacco is Too Big of a Risk

As your State Treasurer, I believe it is my responsibility to treat the state’s money your money as if I were caring for my very own. For that reason, I have been a leading advocate…

Teamwork Results in Savings

Good things happen when people work well together. Such was the case when the Department of Public Safety (DPS) decided to make a push for greater efficiency after a cash management audit by the State…

Businesses and Organizations Can Find Hidden Treasure in Louisiana

When Louisiana citizens forget to get utility deposits back, cash their final paychecks or collect stocks and dividends, the Louisiana Department of the Treasurys Unclaimed Property Division helps them claim their money. Did you know…

LAMP Sheds New Light on Public Investments

In the big game of investments, it is not always easy being the little guy. Lets face it, a lot of times large companies have more of an advantage than smaller ones. They can compete…

State Treasury Continues to Move Forward for Louisiana Citizens

Each year, the Louisiana Department of the Treasury collects information on state investments and department programs to see what kind of job it is doing for its customersLouisiana taxpayers. This year in particular, the results…