John N. Kennedy

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This time last year, then-Treasurer John Kennedy was making the rounds of speaking engagements, complaining about spending on art for state buildings.

“They took $1.1-million cash of taxpayer money and they shouldn’t have been spending it on a sculpture in the first place,” Kennedy protested. “When you’re supposed to be broke, art is not a priority.”

Sue Lincoln

The four Republican candidates vying for David Vitter’s U.S. Senate seat debated before a receptive crowd Saturday, as Americans For Prosperity hosted a crawfish boil in Baton Rouge.

“Do you like Obamacare?” Congressman Charles Boustany of Lafayette asked the crowd of about 300 people. 

Jim Engster speaks with John N. Kennedy, Louisiana State Treasurer, about state budget matters including his support of a plan to reduce state consulting contracts to help improve funding of higher education.


Jim talks with State Treasurer John N. Kennedy about the state budget, non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that won't account for state money given to them and a proposed $2-million center for former Governor Mike Foster's paper, in Franklin.

Jim recaps the LSU-Texas A&M game


Track and field coach for Nicholls State University, Heather Van Norman talks with Jim about her over 30 years of track and field experience. She also talks about how her son, LSU'S wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. was born to be a tiger.

State Treasurer John Kennedy joins Jim to talk about the budget surplus and his opinion about the privatization of state hospitals.


State Treasurer John Kennedy talks about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who've received state money but refuse to account for it. He also talks about the state's political landscape.

Dr. Larry Kaptain, former Dean of the LSU College of Dramatic Arts, discusses the 1st Hall of Distinction awards ceremonies, coming up this weekend...and his new undertaking.

Author Ed Krzemienski, on his new book, "Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie's Last Stand"