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  • Coming Soon: Cuts to higher ed, but not TOPS check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All eyes are on the state budget shortfall as the Jindal Administration discusses making difficult cuts that will likely include major slashing to higher education. While the governor won't announce the budget until later this month, they want to address concerns about the TOPS Program. ... more »
  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

    October 11, 2014 11:20 AM

    NEW YORK - Customs and health officials are starting a stepped-up Ebola screening program at New York's Kennedy International Airport for passengers from three West African countries. Officials said at a briefing at Kennedy on Saturday morning that arriving passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures... more »
  • Reverent memorials to mark JFK 50th anniversary

    November 22, 2013 7:39 AM

    DALLAS - Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, thousands will mark the day with a solemn ceremony in Dealey Plaza. Friday's city-planned event in the place where JFK's motorcade passed through when shots rang out will feature brief remarks by the mayor, the tolling... more »
  • State construction projects back on track

    October 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher revenue forecasts and low interest rates have Louisiana's construction projects back on track. Louisiana had been close to its constitutional limit on debt. State Treasurer John Kennedy said the money to pay for ongoing construction was running out, with no room to borrow more.... more »
  • Nonprofit organizations tied to state senator check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A News 2 investigation shows links between Louisiana State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, her husband and two nonprofit organizations targeted by State Treasurer John Kennedy's Office. Kennedy sent a list of Non-Governmental Organizations , or NGO's, that have failed to provide documentation to the state outlining how... more »
  • Treasurer pushes for vote on Jindal tax plan

    March 29, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy says he thinks voters should decide whether to rewrite Louisiana's tax laws, if lawmakers pass Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax swap. Kennedy said in a column Thursday that the governor's proposal would impact every Louisiana taxpayer, so voters should decide in a statewide election if... more »
  • Kennedy opposes $50,000 pay raise for Citizens CEO

    November 9, 2012 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy is urging rejection of a proposed $50,000 pay raise for the top executive of Louisiana's state-run property insurance company. Kennedy said Friday that he's hoping Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will refuse to sign off on the raise for Richard Robertson, CEO of the Louisiana... more »
  • Space shuttle Endeavour heads west to new mission

    September 19, 2012 7:34 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final journey. NASA's youngest shuttle left Kennedy Space Center at sunrise today on the first leg of its flight to California. It's bolted to the top of a jumbo jet. Hundreds gathered at the runway to... more »
  • Coroner: RFK Jr.'s wife died of hanging

    May 17, 2012 11:12 AM

    BEDFORD, N.Y.- A medical examiner in suburban New York says the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. died of asphyxiation due to hanging. Mary Richardson Kennedy was discovered dead Wednesday on the family's property in Bedford. She was 52, and had struggled with drug and alcohol charges in recent years.... more »
  • Kennedy says Jindal using budget scare tactics

    May 15, 2012 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy says the Jindal administration is using scare tactics to drum up support for restoring hundreds of millions of dollars to next year's budget. Kennedy sent a letter to his fellow Republican, Gov. Bobby Jindal, on Tuesday asking him to "stop scaring our health care... more »
  • Kennedy widow attends Hannan funeral

    October 5, 2011 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Victoria Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, will attend Thursday's funeral for retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip M. Hannan. A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of New Orleans confirmed Victoria Kennedy's plan to attend but said Wednesday that no other Kennedy family members had... more »
  • Former archbishop who gave JFK eulogy dies at 98

    September 29, 2011 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, who gave the eulogy for President John F. Kennedy and later served more than three decades as the head of the New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese, died Thursday. He was 98. The archdiocese said he died peacefully shortly after 3 a.m.... more »
  • Schwarznegger, Shriver separate after 25 years

    May 10, 2011 12:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that one of the keys to success is to "marry a Kennedy." But now, the marriage of JFK's niece and the bodybuilder-turned-movie-star-turned-governor is in trouble. After 25 years, Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver say they are separating -- at what they... more »
  • Kennedy given life sentence in cold case

    January 12, 2011 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Vernon Kennedy has been sentenced to life in prison 25 years after he killed a woman in her Baton Rouge home. The sentence was handed down today in district court. Kennedy was convicted Dec. 3 for raping and beating 19-year-old Tina Marie Kristynik to death in 1985.... more »
  • Jindal adviser calls treasurer's plan unrealistic

    November 17, 2010 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's top financial adviser says a 16-point plan touted by Treasurer John Kennedy as a way to eliminate the state's budget shortfall is unrealistic and based on faulty figures. Kennedy has been traveling the state touting the ideas, which include cutting 5,000 vacant state jobs... more »
  • LA Treasurer says "chuckleheads" to blame for Gulf spill

    August 25, 2010 1:27 PM

    Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy told Bloomberg Television today that human error was what caused the explosion and oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon, even calling people on the rig "chuckleheads”. Kennedy, a Republican, has urged the Obama administration to lift its moratorium on deep-water drilling after the explosion and spill,... more »
  • Kennedy defeated on earmark ban

    November 3, 2009 2:12 PM

    The Commission on Streamlining Government has rejected a bid by state Treasurer John Kennedy to cut all legislative earmarks for nonprofits and other non-government agencies from the budget. Kennedy's idea was voted against 8-2. Kennedy says much of the spending is a waste. However, lawmakers on the... more »
  • Kennedy concerned about state computer contract

    September 25, 2009 4:48 PM

    State Treasurer John Kennedy is concernd about an estimated $150 million dollars being spent for state computers. The project involves financial computers being installed for most state departments. Kennedy says IBM was awarded the contract despite past problems with the state. He says the current budget problems also make... more »
  • State computer contract questioned

    September 25, 2009 11:13 AM

    State Treasurer John Kennedy is raising questions about a computer accounting system being installed for many state departments. Kennedy says the system will cost between $100 and $200 million dollars and there's no clear benefit for taxpayers. Kennedy says now is not the time to pay for the... more »

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