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Kennedy Talks Gubernatorial Race and Higher Education Money

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Rumors are flying Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy may run for governor in 2015.

He addressed that very topic Tuesday.

"This state needs a governor who cares more about this state's future than his own," he said. "I know what needs to be done. I'll do it, but that's not an announcement because I haven't made a decision.  It's just way too early for me."

It may be too early to decide but he did say his mind is set on money for higher education.

Kennedy said he can fund our colleges and universities without raising taxes or tuition.

"We've got the money," he said. "We're just not spending it where we need to be. We're spending way too much money on these 19,000 consultants."

Kennedy said we spend almost a quarter of our budget on consultants.

He believes if we reduce spending on consultant contracts by 10%, we would save more than $500 million which could be used for higher education.

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