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kennedy-officePolitical shorts for today: Common Core in the Louisiana legislature, major Amtrak crash in North east reverberating in Washington DC Congress, Vitter connects with liberal US Senator and more

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A lawsuit has been filed alleging violations involving the Office of Group Benefits' trust fund and state employee health plan changes, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

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KEYSTONE-COPSIf you think somehow the keystone cops are calling the shots with some investors of LSU bonds, you just might be correct.

Despite Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s statements to the national media that life in Louisiana due to his stewardship has never been better, it’s far from. 

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kennedy-officeMore bad news for Louisiana, Governor Jindal, the Louisiana legislature, LSU and Louisiana public universities.   Today, Treasurer John Kennedy announced that the $1.6B budget deficit has struck again, hitting LSU with an uppercut at a time that it is already severely bloodied.

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tobacco-settlementby Treasurer John Kennedy

You probably hear the words "tobacco settlement" and wonder what the heck that even means. Allow me to boil it down for you: It translates into hundreds of millions of dollars for legislators struggling to balance the state budget, and that's definitely not a good thing. Even worse, it means saddling our children and our grandchildren with a staggering $1.2 billion in debt.

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kennedyTreasurer John Kennedy has issued this statement in support of Louisiana legislation for the upcoming session:

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wgso-jeff-Louisiana elections, education, religious freedom and gay rights are in the air and on the airwaves.

Today, WGSO’s Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz’s Stephen Sabludowsky discussed the ongoing controversy ripping across the United States.

Who is right?  Are Christians targeting gays?  Are gays targeting Christians?  Are we going down a slippery slope that both sides of the debate will regret?

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kennedy-officeby Louisiana Treasurer, John Kennedy

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy issued the following statement which he states will benefit the universities while removing funds that go to consultants and NGO: 

Legislation filed by state Rep. Lance Harris will benefit financially struggling public colleges and universities by steering more federal funds to them, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. 

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Kennedy-interview2by Treasurer John Kennedy
The Division of Administration wants to circumvent state law and the competitive bid process by calling a meeting next week to hand pick financial advisers and other professionals for a $750 million transaction, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. 
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As the Louisiana legislative session approaches with a $1.6B budget shortfall, State Treasurer John Kennedy urged the Division of Administration Wednesday to reconsider selling the remaining portion of the state's tobacco settlement.

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