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State Treasurer John Kennedy (Aug. 2015)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-08-17

Duration: 00:28:25

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Kennedy, John Neely | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | Taxes | Louisiana. Constitution (1974) | Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1973) | State Budget Cuts | Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.)


  • Kennedy, John Speaker


A speech by State Treasurer John Kennedy before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 17, 2015. He discusses: the passage of nearly $400 million in taxes and fees at the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature without a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate; his belief that the 1974 Louisiana Constitution requires a two-thirds vote on all tax matters; Louisiana’s bond rating; the possibility of mid-year budget cuts; and his concern over the Jindal Administration’s lack of transparency in their attempted sale of Big Charity Hospital in New Orleans.