Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy on state budget

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana State Treasurer, John Kennedy spoke to Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce. Kennedy spoke of the state budget.

He spoke of creating jobs by encouraging small business men and women to grow their business or for people to start a business.

Kennedy spoke about giving money for "real infrastructure" like roads, bridges, ports, and airports. He said that doing so will create 49,000 permanent jobs.

As far as higher education, Kennedy does not agree with raising tuition.  He says the state has more than enough money to handle what they need to do.

For the story that aired September 10, 2011 at 6pm CT, click on the video on the right of this story. For more on what Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy had to say, click on the WEB EXTRA.