This is the 10th in a series of reports by the Crack Mullet Research Team (“Team”) on 36 Non-governmental Organizations (“NGOs”) that are on State Treasurer John Kennedy list of those that have failed to comply with the law.
According to Kennedy, Kids Coupes Inc. owes the Louisiana taxpayers $140,000.
The organization address is: 2208 W. Canterbury, Drive, LaPlace, LA 70068
Current status with Secretary of State: Not In Good Standing for failure to file Annual Report
Registered Agent: Rodney D. Wooten, 2100 Sawmill Road, 10-A #204, River Ridge, LA 70123
Vice Presidents: Carla Gilbert, 101 Bacon Lane, Lafayette, LA 70501; Karen Lacey, 12025 Richmond Avenue 9210, Houston, TX 77082
990 IRS Report: NOT FOUND
Audit report: NOT FOUND
Possible political connections
Usually, a NGO must have the approval of the leges in whose districts the organization is located to be funded. The organization is in Rep. Randal L. Gaines and Sen. Gary L. Smith’s lege districts. Check with the leges for more information.
One can only assume that the leges would not have appropriated the funds for the organization unless its needs were a higher priority than the state colleges and universities which had their funding reduced and student tuition was raised.
Anyone who thinks that funding the organization is not a higher priority than our state colleges and universities, please forward this to your leges for an explanation of their priorities because I can’t explain it.