State Government Press Releases

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08/04/2021
Today General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced all staff in the Office of the General Treasurer are to resume wearing masks indoors, effective August 5th, regardless of vaccination status in accordance with CDC guidelines and Rhode Island's status as an area with substantial spread of the COVID-...
08/03/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Benjamin Smith will join his staff as Director of Communications, effective August 10, 2021. "Ben is a talented communications professional who has experience delivering effective communications and possesses strong connections...
08/04/2021
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today issued the following statement, calling for the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after a months-long investigation concluded that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, including current and former employees: "Women deserve to work in an...
08/02/2021
General Treasurer Magaziner announced that this month, the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island filed a lawsuit against certain officers, including co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, and members of the board of directors of Facebook (NYSE: FB)...
07/28/2021
Today General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that Rhode Island Pension Fund continued its strong performance under his "Back-to-Basics" investment strategy, closing the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2021 with an all-time high investment gain of more than $2.2 billion for a total value of more...
07/19/2021
Today General Treasurer Seth Magaziner released the following statement regarding CNBC's "America's Top States for Business" ranking Rhode Island 46th in the country: "Rhode Island can, and must, do much better than 46th as a place to do business. We can make our state an economic leader with...
07/06/2021
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner celebrated the passage of several major pieces of legislation requested by his office that will strengthen the state's economy and help Rhode Islanders become more financially secure. "As General Treasurer, my top priority is to promote economic growth and...
06/23/2021
The Office off General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will begin disbursing federal stimulus funds to cities and towns by the end of this month. The funds are part of the federally-passed American Rescue Plan Act, which aims to help states and municipalities recover from the economic and health effects...
06/23/2021
At the close of May, the Rhode Island Pension Fund earned $163 million, after recently reaching a historic high value of $10 billion and continuing its strong growth despite market volatility. "We are breaking new records with a prudent Back-to-Basics strategy, strengthening retirement...
06/23/2021
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that nearly 15,000 people will receive $2.5 million in missing money through the YourMoney program, a system developed by Treasurer Magaziner which automatically sends unclaimed property checks to eligible claimants. Checks up to $2,500 will be...