Kennedy’s been on TV, radio and written op-eds about the wasteful contracts that have harmed the state’s budget.Hey there's always room in the Benson Tower.
But Kennedy’s office has at least one contract of its own that has been questioned repeatedly.
Since 2011, the Treasurer’s Office has leased office space at One City Plaza on North Boulevard in Baton Rouge. Currently, that site is home to the Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property, Audit and Compliance and Investments sections.
According to information from the Division of Administration, about 22 employees work out of the 11,954-square-foot space. The cost to taxpayers: $369,597 a year.
Legislators on the House Appropriations Committee lost some of their spirit for their NFL team this week when they learned the state is paying owner Tom Benson almost $2 million more than the market value of 323,000 square feet of space the state leases in Benson Tower, including an entire floor that's unoccupied.Shove Kennedy’s people in there and we solve two problems at once, right? Just 398 more to go.