State Government Press Releases

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12/14/2017
The Rhode Island School Building Task Force, chaired by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, has developed a plan to make a once-in-a-generation investment to public schools throughout the state. "Every child deserves to go to a school that is warm, safe, dry...
12/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Rhode Island's pension fund has earned 14.1 percent over the past year after posting more than $108 million in investment gains in the month of October 2017 announced General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today at a meeting of the State Investment Commission. "I am committed to...
12/06/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is bringing municipal credit analysts from each of the nation's major credit rating agencies to assist municipal officials in learning how ratings agencies evaluate financial health for cities and towns. "I am committed to...
11/21/2017
Just 24-hours after Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that 35,000 Rhode Islanders will be automatically reunited with their missing money this holiday season, more than 2,500 additional claims have been initiated through the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division. Yesterday,...
11/20/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced "YOUR MONEY" a program which is mailing money to more than 35,000 Rhode Islanders who have unclaimed property with the state. "It's hard for families to make ends meet, and ever harder when banks, insurance companies and other corporations...
11/16/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner's BankLocal program, which supports loans to Rhode Island small business through deposits in local banks and credit unions, today received national recognition from The NewDEAL - winning the organization's 2017 "Future of Business" challenge. "Small...
11/08/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner's BankLocal program, which supports loans to Rhode Island small business through deposits in local banks and credit unions, is a finalist in the 2017 New Ideas Challenge recognizing the best ideas for expanding economic opportunity and improving government.
11/07/2017
A group of 15 young public office holders in Rhode Island, led by Treasurer Seth Magaziner, have sent an open letter to Congressman Kevin Brady, who serves as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, regarding their concerns about the negative impact that the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", will...
11/03/2017
Members of the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island should be prepared to experience delays in retirement application processing and member service inquiries in coming months as the voluntary retirement incentive is expected to generate a high volume of inquiries and retirement...
10/30/2017
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner has joined a coalition of 30 treasurers, asset managers, faith-based investors, public and labor funds with a combined $1.3 trillion in assets under management in engaging with companies on board oversight of business risks related to opioids at ten opioid...