State Treasurer wants to hold public meeting about MERS spending - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

State Treasurer wants to hold public meeting about MERS spending

File Photo File Photo
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

State Treasurer John Kennedy says the public should have plenty of answers on what's been called improper spending of their money and he says they should have those answers sooner rather than later.

Kennedy is working to set up a public meeting where he would like to address the spending habits of the Director of the Municipal Employees Retirement Board. Some of that big spending took center stage in a recent 9News investigation.

"We don't need to be spending it on meals at Ruth's Chris Steak House or the Palace Café in New Orleans or going to Sandestin Florida or going to the Grand Hotel unless it's really necessary and there's a lawful business purpose," said Kennedy. "Now, I'm not saying there is or isn't. That's the purpose of getting the facts, but by God we are going to get the facts and let the chips fall where they may."

No word yet on what day the public meeting will be held.

Copyright 2015 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:59 AM EDT2018-05-20 07:59:32 GMT
    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan. (Source: WJLA/Brooke Fiske/CNN)

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

    More >>

    The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

    More >>
  • breaking

    Sulfur dioxide emissions triple, 2 lava flows reach ocean

    Sulfur dioxide emissions triple, 2 lava flows reach ocean

    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:19:00 GMT

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    More >>

    Ongoing eruptions in Kilauea's east rift zone are triggering ongoing concerns.

    More >>
  • Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

    Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:32:48 GMT
    (file)(file)

    The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

    More >>

    The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly