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Posts From State Treasurer John Neely Kennedy

    KENNEDY: Search For Unclaimed Property

KENNEDY: Search For Unclaimed Property

Our phones have been ringing off the hook since we published the names of people with Unclaimed Property in newspapers across the state.  The sound of those phones ringing is

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    KENNEDY: Another Poster Child For Government Waste

KENNEDY: Another Poster Child For Government Waste

As if we needed another example of government waste, a New Orleans nonprofit appears to be the poster child for what can go wrong when an organization receives too little

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    KENNEDY: Louisiana Needs To Stop Its Deficit Spending

KENNEDY: Louisiana Needs To Stop Its Deficit Spending

The evidence is overwhelming that Louisiana continues to spend more taxpayer money than it takes in. We have had six years of mid-year budget cuts out of the last seven.

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    KENNEDY: Louisiana Is “Obamacaring” Its’ Employees’ Health Insurance

KENNEDY: Louisiana Is “Obamacaring” Its’ Employees’ Health Insurance

The state of Louisiana has “Obamacared” its own employees’ health insurance plan.  Here’s how. One of the problems with the federal Affordable Care Act (called “Obamacare” by the President himself)

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    KENNEDY: Figuring Out The State Police Retirement Controversy

KENNEDY: Figuring Out The State Police Retirement Controversy

Unless you just parachuted in from Mars, you’ve probably seen media reports about the retirement bill recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor (Act 859) that boosts

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    KENNEDY: Taxpayers Will Be Paying For Sex-Changes On Medicaid Soon

KENNEDY: Taxpayers Will Be Paying For Sex-Changes On Medicaid Soon

On May 30, President Obama directed Medicare to begin paying for “gender reassignment surgery,” commonly known as sex change surgery, which costs between $25,000 and $75,000 per patient depending upon

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KENNEDY: Higher Education By Cutting Consultants

  KENNEDY: Higher Education By Cutting Consultants

After a four year struggle, the Louisiana Legislature has at last passed a bill to reform state spending on consultants

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KENNEDY: Both The Left And Right Should Fight Food Stamp Fraud

  KENNEDY: Both The Left And Right Should Fight Food Stamp Fraud

Here are three things on which Louisiana liberals and conservatives should be able to agree. First, Americans are among the

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KENNEDY: A Plan To Fund Higher Education

  KENNEDY: A Plan To Fund Higher Education

(Editor’s Note: we have a different take on this idea, which you can read here.) Louisiana’s colleges and universities need

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KENNEDY: If Not Higher Ed, Spend The Surplus On I-49

  KENNEDY: If Not Higher Ed, Spend The Surplus On I-49

Louisiana likely will have a surplus from last fiscal year. The state constitution prohibits us from using it for operating

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KENNEDY: A Solution To NGO Abuse

  KENNEDY: A Solution To NGO Abuse

Louisianians believe in walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Your actions should match your words. That’s not always

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KENNEDY: Louisiana’s Bondholders And Taxpayers Are Protected From Default

  KENNEDY: Louisiana’s Bondholders And Taxpayers Are Protected From Default

The federal government shutdown is now in its second week. Congress and the President also must make a decision on

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KENNEDY: There’s A Nice Pot Of Money Available To Fund The Disabled

  KENNEDY: There’s A Nice Pot Of Money Available To Fund The Disabled

By now most people know that Governor Jindal vetoed the extra $4 million for at-home services for Louisiana disabled citizens

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KENNEDY: Details Matter In Charity Hospital Reform

  KENNEDY: Details Matter In Charity Hospital Reform

In 2009, when Alvarez & Marsal, a national performance auditor, recommended a handful of common-sense business practices that would save

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KENNEDY: Budget Maneuver Will Hurt TOPS

  KENNEDY: Budget Maneuver Will Hurt TOPS

In 2001, Louisiana wisely sold a portion of its tobacco settlement with the four major tobacco companies by issuing bonds

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KENNEDY: A Plan B For Income Tax Reform

  KENNEDY: A Plan B For Income Tax Reform

I appreciate Gov. Jindal’s plan to end Louisiana’s personal and corporate income tax. Our state needs a tax code that

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KENNEDY: The Proposed State Budget Is A Fond Illusion

  KENNEDY: The Proposed State Budget Is A Fond Illusion

Imagine, God forbid, that your boss just cut your salary by 25% because business is bad. Instead of reducing your

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KENNEDY: Finally, A Serious Debate On Taxes

  KENNEDY: Finally, A Serious Debate On Taxes

Every state relies primarily on one or more of three taxes to raise revenue: income, sales and property. None is

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KENNEDY: Just How Real Is This Medicaid ‘Crisis?’

  KENNEDY: Just How Real Is This Medicaid ‘Crisis?’

Last spring the Legislature increased the state’s Medicaid budget by $788 million. Don’t take my word for it. According to

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