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  • Second Amendment tax holiday Sept. 4-6

    August 27, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue said the annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will take place next week in Louisiana. The holiday waives state and local sales taxes for qualifying purchases of guns, ammo and other hunting supplies from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6.... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on Unclaimed Property check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Unclaimed property is just lost money. When a business or government has your money, it has to turn it over to the State Treasurer. It's the treasurer's responsibility to get the money back to its rightful owner. This morning, State Treasurer John Kennedy came on 2une... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on the BP settlement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Just a few weeks ago, state officials announced Louisiana would be getting $6.8 billion from the lawsuit with BP over the 2010 oil spill. This morning, Treasurer John Kennedy stopped by 2une In to break down what this money means for the state. Five billion dollars of... more »
  • Class action members are owed on average $1,640

    May 19, 2015 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana state treasurer is holding money for more than 4,500 people who participated in a class action lawsuit against the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Treasurer John Kennedy says in a news release Monday that most class action members are owed on average $1,640. He says there are... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on budget issues check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The budget battle is heating up today at the Capitol. Lawmakers are expecting a long debate as they consider a dozen tax changes in the hopes of getting more money to balance next year's budget. State Treasurer, John Kennedy talked to News 2's John Pastorek about what the... more »
  • Vitter picks up backing from treasurer in governor's race

    May 4, 2015 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy, a popular state politician who once considered running for governor, is instead supporting U.S. David Vitter for the job in this fall's election. Vitter announced the endorsement from his fellow Republican at an event Monday. In a statement declaring his support for the GOP... more »
  • Treasurer John Kennedy running for re-election, not governor

    April 9, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy has ended speculation about his political plans, announcing that he's running for re-election this fall. The long-time state treasurer, a Republican, had considered bids for governor or attorney general in the Oct. 24 election. But with an email to supporters Thursday, Kennedy said he... more »
  • Moody's warns state credit rating may drop

    February 2, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy said Moody's Investors Service notified them that Louisiana's continuing budget problems could lead them to downgrade the state's credit rating from stable to negative. Kennedy said such a rating would make investors less willing to loan the state money and raise interest... more »
  • Jindal and Kennedy reach a deal on $200M borrowing

    November 6, 2014 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration have struck a deal that will allow the state to borrow $200 million for construction work. Both sides confirmed Thursday that a compromise had been reached and no construction work was delayed. At issue was whether Louisiana ended last... more »
  • State reshuffling money to keep colleges afloat

    April 25, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's public colleges had to get a $40 million loan from the state treasury to continue paying expenses. That's because the financing used by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to fund higher education has been slow to arrive. The loan request was filed this week with Treasurer John... 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 »
  • Kennedy seriously considering governor's run check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Treasurer John Kennedy said he's seriously considering a run for the Louisiana governor's office, but stopped short of throwing his hat into the race. He made the statement while speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday. Kennedy also announced today he's planning to give... more »
  • Ark. treasurer accused of taking cash from broker

    May 20, 2013 12:57 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' state treasurer is being accused of repeatedly taking cash payments, sometimes in a pie box, from a broker who saw his share of business with the state increase in recent years. Martha Shoffner made her initial court appearance Monday and was released on her own... 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 »
  • Governor Jindal responds to Treasurer on budget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal used a statement to respond to Treasurer John Kennedy's rebuff of the state's budget. You can see the entire statement here: Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said: "We appreciate the Treasurer's opinion, but given his long track record of half-baked gimmicks and his... more »
  • Treasurer slams Jindal's budget as unbalanced

    March 4, 2013 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Treasurer John Kennedy says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for next year is unrealistic and unbalanced. Kennedy says that the state will face another round of midyear budget slashing if lawmakers approve the governor's spending plans for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The Republican treasurer says Jindal's budget includes... 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 »
  • Kennedy: Tax credit cost La. millions more check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A controversial alternative fuel tax credit could cost Louisiana about $24 million dollars, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. Earlier estimates from the 2,500 filed claims put the cost at around $7.5 million, but Kennedy says it could wind up being much higher. Former revenue secretary... more »
  • Treasurer, Jindal Administration disagree over job report check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 26, 2012 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says the state workforce has been cut by about 7 percent over the past six years, but state employment costs have risen $650 million. The treasurer says proof is in a state audit made public in February. He says the only solution... more »
  • Electronic Social Security payments

    March 1, 2012 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Department of Treasury today kicked off a one year countdown to all-electronic Social Security payments. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios started the official countdown clock today. On March 1, 2013 all federal benefit recipients must receive their Social Security, and other... more »
  • State Treasurer warns of unclaimed property scam

    August 4, 2011 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Treasurer John Kennedy has issued an alert to Louisiana citizens regarding a national unclaimed property email scam uncovered by the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA). According to NAUPA, Americans are receiving deceptive messages stating that it is from the director of NAUPA and that... more »
  • Report says state boards not reporting millions

    March 14, 2011 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State lawmakers have to make some tough budget decisions, but may not have everything they need to do it. A state report shows about three-dozen boards and commissions don't supply all of their financial records. Some of the boards not in compliance include the Southern High-Speed Rail... more »

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