State Government Press Releases

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07/20/2017
"Today marks an important milestone, as Rhode Island has officially regained all of the jobs lost in the Great Recession. I commend the Governor and General Assembly on this progress, and I am proud to know that my administration is contributing toward Rhode Island's economic recovery. "...
07/18/2017
Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Rhode Island's Unclaimed Property Division processed 10,070 claims, returning more than $12.2 million in property to its rightful owners in the fiscal year ending on June 30. "Our Unclaimed Property team is committed to reuniting Rhode Islanders...
07/10/2017
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today that the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) will hold its 2019 Treasury Management Training Symposium, the organization's largest annual conference, at the Rhode Island Convention Center from May 21 - 24, 2019. "I am so pleased that...
06/20/2017
With just three years until the 2020 Census and a leadership vacuum at the U.S. Census Bureau, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has joined a bipartisan coalition of 12 city and state comptrollers and treasurers from across the United States asking the federal government to ensure that...
06/15/2017
Stakeholders, members of the business community, and government officials from across Rhode Island testified in support of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's Healthy Local Pensions (HELP) Act before the House Finance Committee yesterday. The legislation (H 6030) will make it easier for cities and...
06/13/2017
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today commended the Rhode Island Senate for unanimously voting to expand state's Crime Victim Compensation Program to include support for minors who witness homicides or domestic violence. "It is estimated that children are present for over a third of the...
06/09/2017
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joined a group of treasurers and investors in sending a joint statement to Congress opposing the "Financial CHOICE Act" which drastically reduces corporate accountability and denies all but the wealthiest shareholders the ability to influence company...
06/07/2017
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is joining shareholders across the country in demanding that energy companies disclose information about climate change policies, risks and lobbying expenses. "As the Ocean State, Rhode Island has a critical interest in the sustainability of our...
06/06/2017
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today praised the House Finance Committee's unanimous passage of H 5923 which creates a legislative requirement to continue the "Transparent Treasury" investment policy implemented by Treasurer Magaziner in 2015. "Rhode Islanders deserve to know where their...
06/01/2017
West Warwick municipal retirees and Town Council are united in support for General Treasurer Seth Magaziner's Healthy Local Pensions (HELP) Act, which will make it easier for cities and towns with locally administered pension plans to join the state run Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS).