State Government Press Releases

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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).
05/25/2017
During the ongoing 2017 shareholder season the Rhode Island pension fund will vote "no" on management-backed compensation plans for executives at publicly traded companies including Wal-Mart, American Express, Charter Communications, and pipeline builder NuStar Energy. "My job as Treasurer is...
05/24/2017
The Rhode Island Pension Fund continued its recent strong performance in the month of April earning $79 million from investment gains Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today told members of the State Investment Commission. "We are implementing our "Back-to-Basics" investment...
05/04/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today paid a surprise visit to the North Kingstown High School classroom of Richard Garland naming him the state's second-ever Financial Literacy Educator of the Year. "Mr. Garland has brought his own experience in business to the classroom...