State Government Press Releases

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09/20/2017
A bill proposed by Treasurer Seth Magaziner, which expands the State's Crime Victim Compensation Program to include support for minors who witness homicides or domestic violence, has been signed into law today by Governor Gina Raimondo, during a ceremonial signing ceremony at the Rhode Island...
09/20/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today applauded the General Assembly's passage of legislation which will create a legal requirement to maintain the "Transparent Treasury" investment policy he implemented just months after taking office in 2015, which requires investment managers to publicly...
09/14/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - School buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island's first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)'s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, a year-long assessment...
08/23/2017
After posting an 11.62% return in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2017, the Rhode Island Pension Fund has continued to deliver under Treasurer Magaziner and his Back to Basics investment strategy earning 1.70% in the month of July which brings its total value to $8.15 billion. "We are...
08/22/2017
Treasurer Magaziner today joined state and local officials to tour a rooftop solar array at Embrace Homes Loans in Middletown, one of the first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) projects developed as part of the Treasurer's commitment to creating jobs and supporting local...
08/21/2017
Remarks by Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner On George Washington's 1790 Letter to Newport's Hebrew Congregation Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island Sunday, August 20, 2017 As prepared for delivery: It is a true honor to be here with you once again for the reading of...
08/17/2017
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released an overview of the State's shareholder engagement activities during the past shareholder season, which includes actions to encourage gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards, protect consumers from fraud and predatory lending...
08/16/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that his BankLocal program has moved $15 million in state deposits to local banks and credit unions, matching loans to more than one hundred fifty small businesses in Rhode Island. "I am committed to using the Treasurer's Office to...
07/26/2017
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Rhode Island's pension fund earned 11.62% outperforming the plan's benchmark and growing to $8,041,060,035 in the fiscal year ending on June 30. "Our 'Back to Basics' investment approach is improving investments returns for the fund," said...
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. "...