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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Kennedy Speaks Out About State Budget

State Treasurer John Kennedy visited Natchitoches Rotary to discuss the legislative session.

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Governor signs bill to review state consulting contracts

“I think we’ll save money just in the sense that a lot of these consultants that are getting these ridiculous contracts won’t have the courage to go in front of the public to ask for the contract,” Kennedy said. “They’ll just slink away.”

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The Senate adopted bills that will cut government waste and bringing transparency.

The Senate voted 36-0 in favor of House Bill 30 by state Rep. Dee Richard. The legislation, which requires legislative approval for consulting contracts worth $40,000 or more, now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature. Savings generated by rejected contracts will benefit higher education.

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