State Government Press Releases

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02/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today lauded the strong demand for the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank's first round of Efficient Building Fund financing. Twenty seven applications from across Rhode Island were submitted for an initial $25 million in EBF financing for energy...
02/02/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has been selected to serve as the 2016 Chairman of the Financial Literacy Committee for the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). "As Treasurer, supporting the financial well-being of all Rhode Islanders is among my top priorities. So...
12/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) and the state's Office of Energy Resources today announced a partnership with National Grid to provide free energy audits to municipalities, school districts and quasi-public state agencies. "Understanding how we currently use energy...
11/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced the selection of one of the top-ranked financial advisory firms in the nation to serve as the state's financial advisor. Public Resources Advisory Group has been ranked among the top three financial advisors in the nation every year...
11/18/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced the selection of a leading global investment management firm and the nation's largest administrator of 529 college savings programs to manage Rhode Island's CollegeBoundfund. Invesco will manage the investments of the state's $7...
11/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island has pursued leadership roles in two class action lawsuits against fossil fuel industry giants BP and Plains All American for oil spills that harmed investors and hurt the environment.
10/20/2015
NAST resolution builds on Treasurer Magaziner's advocacy for stronger federal regulation of the industry NASHVILLE, TN Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner applauded today's action by the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) to pass a resolution he helped write that calls...
09/23/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced his appointment of Jeff Padwa as Chief of Staff for the Rhode Island Treasury. Padwa has served as Deputy Treasurer and Chief Legal Counsel in the Treasurer's Office since January 2015; in that role, he successfully represented...
09/22/2015
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today provided a market update to discuss the impact of August's sharp stock market decline on the investments of everyday Rhode Islanders and the state's pension system. "Financial markets can be volatile and uncertain," Magaziner said during a five-minute...
09/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI Stressing the importance of helping families save to prepare for higher education costs, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that all Rhode Islanders who open a CollegeBoundfund account during September 2015 will receive a $25 account contribution. Families can visit...