State Government Press Releases

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06/08/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today provided the following statement regarding funding in the proposed FY17 State budget for stronger debt management and oversight: "I am pleased the proposed FY17 State budget includes many of the new tools I proposed to strengthen the...
05/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today renewed his call to reform the state's tax credit programs by eliminating the role of politically connected brokers in tax credit deals. "Brokers and private investors are not necessary for Rhode Island's tax credit programs to work,"...
05/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner was the keynote speaker today at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)'s Energy Efficiency Finance Forum -- an annual conference dedicated to catalyzing investment in energy efficiency. "Increasing energy efficiency is...
05/23/2016
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Rhode Island government's annual State Employee Charitable Appeal (SECA) campaign raised $431,887 in 2015, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced today. More than 1,600 employees from across State government participated in last year's charitable campaign, raising funds to...
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)...