State Government Press Releases

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09/26/2016
While sitting at the kitchen table one morning in 2004, the Walsh family saw an ad in the newspaper announcing a contest, sponsored by Rhode Island Treasury's CollegeBound program, asking students to draw a picture about saving for college. Mackenzie Walsh, who was in first grade at the time,...
09/15/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Facebook, eBay, and the parent company of Google are among the companies at which Rhode Island voted in opposition to management-backed 'say on pay' proposals. "My job as Treasurer is to deliver strong financial performance for the state's pension fund. When the companies we...
09/08/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI The Employees Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) achieved positive investment returns in July, earning 2.37% as its fund balance increased by more than $150 million to $7.65 billion. "The Employees Retirement System achieved positive performance in July through a...
09/06/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced his selection of Evan England to serve as his administration's Director of Communications. "Evan England is an accomplished communications professional whose talent and dedication have distinguished his previous work on my...
08/22/2016
Since July 1, 2016, Unclaimed Property has reunited more than $1.4 million to its rightful owners PROVIDENCE, RI - During the first six weeks of the fiscal year, the Unclaimed Property Division of Rhode Island Treasury has successfully processed over 1,545 claims, returning $1,466,470 back to...
08/11/2016
PAWTUCKET, RI One year after Governor Gina M. Raimondo and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner worked with General Assembly leaders to establish new green finance programs at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), the agency is providing $17.2 million in financing to six communities, with a...
07/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced the successful launch of the improved CollegeBound program, Rhode Island's 529 college savings plan. The strengthened 529 college savings plan features lower fees, a wider array of investment options and improved customer service...
07/18/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced his selection of David Zuller to serve as the program administrator of Rhode Island Treasury's Crime Victims Compensation Program. Zuller, a police officer with significant management experience, will direct the program that...
07/11/2016
Providence, RI The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. "At the Treasurer's Office, we work hard every day to reunite Rhode Islanders with money and other unclaimed...
06/24/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today provided the following statement regarding funding in the signed FY2017 State budget for stronger debt management and oversight: "I thank Governor Gina M. Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed...