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LaMATS Declares “Tommy Coco Day”

Above: (L-R) LaMATS IPT Program Manager Mary Joseph, Department of Insurance Deputy Chief of Revenue Services, Tommy Coco and LaMATS Executive Director, Cliff Palmer Louisiana Department of Insurance Deputy Chief of Revenue Services, Tommy Coco, was recognized February 19 by the nonprofit Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) and its subsidiary the Louisiana Municipal Advisory & Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS) for his longtime assistance to the Bureau’s Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) collection service, which secures millions in revenue owed to local governments each year. In a ceremony attended by Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon and Asst. Commissioner Lance Herrin, LMA Executive Direc

Westlake Uses LaMATS Cooperative Program for Golf Course Equipment Acquisition

The City of Westlake has secured funding through a LaMATS cooperative lease purchase program for equipment additions at the city-operated National Golf Club of Louisiana. The new golf course turf maintenance equipment, financed by Government Capital Corporation (GCC), consists of a fairway aerifier, a John Deere Progator with a chemical/fertilizer sprayer, several heavy duty debris blowers and top dressers and rollers for greens maintenance. “The tax exempt lease purchase structured by Government Capital Corporation was the perfect solution," stated Westlake City Clerk Andrea Mahfouz. "The financing options offered provided the budget flexibility we needed. Additionally, the process was quic

GovQuote LaMATS Edition Saves Time, Money for Local Governments

GovQuote, the leading, web-based digital marketplace where government agencies get quotes, has partnered with Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS) to launch GovQuote LaMATS Edition. Over 305 municipalities in Louisiana rely on LaMATS for numerous administrative services and benefits. Now, GovQuote LaMATS Edition allows these agencies to reach tens of thousands of companies and get their requests fulfilled quickly, all with full audit compliance. In Louisiana, GovQuote LaMATS Edition is designed to replace time-consuming manual purchasing processes with a fast, easy-to-use, online solution that is transparent and fully documented. [Register Your Municipality Fre


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