State Government Press Releases

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05/19/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced his nominations of the dean of Providence College's business school to serve on the State Investment Commission (SIC); and a Brown Medical School physician to serve on the State Retirement Board. State Investment Commission:
05/17/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced the Rhode Island launch of a new web-based financial education program designed to empower middle school students with essential skills to make sound financial decisions. The MassMutual Foundation is providing the FutureSmart...
04/28/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The financial markets reacted favorably today to the State of Rhode Island's first competitive bond sale in a decade, with strong demand for the state's $125.8 million of General Obligation Bonds. Strong demand for the state's first competitive bond sale since 2007 was...
04/20/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Hess Corporation, the Hershey Company, ConocoPhillips, EMC Corporation, and Phillips 66 are among the Fortune 500 companies Rhode Island is expected to oppose at annual shareholder meetings this spring, as the result of an initiative to hold companies that the state pension fund...
04/12/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island families planning for the future well-being of a loved one with a disability may be able to access the investment power of a multi-state consortium to invest their money for disability-related expenses, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today. The...
04/05/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner was honored today as a '2016 Clean Energy Champion' for his leadership in advancing the clean energy economy in Rhode Island. The award was given to Magaziner and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed by the Northeast Clean Energy Council's (NECEC)...
03/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island's CollegeBoundfund will begin offering a socially responsible investment option that eliminates exposure to fossil fuels when the 529 Plan college savings program transitions to new management this summer. "Climate change, human rights and a range of other issues...
03/01/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today moderated a panel discussion of national leaders focused on financial education. "Supporting the financial well-being of all Rhode Islanders is among my top priorities, and I'm proud to take a national leadership role in the effort to...
02/25/2016
PROVIDENCE -- Legislation introduced by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner to enhance compensation for victims of violence received hearings in the House of Representatives. "These changes will enhance our ability to assist Rhode Islanders in times of great need. I thank the sponsors of these...
02/23/2016
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released his administration's 2015 Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive, easy-to-read summary of Rhode Island Treasury's performance, functions, successes and projects during Magaziner's first year as Treasurer. "As Treasurer, I am committed to...