Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards seeks public support for sweeping tax increases to help combat the state’s deep budget crisis. Republicans are resisting.

In Louisiana, 36 nongovernmental organizations or NGOs have until the end of the month to file progress reports with the state or risk being sued by the new Office of Debt Recovery for the collection of almost $4.5 million dollars. State Treasurer John Kennedy said his department has reached out to the organizations in numerous ways, and recently mailed final demand letters. He said he doesn’t agree with the State Legislature doling out money to NGOs in the first place.