State Government Press Releases

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01/26/2022
The Rhode Island pension fund continued its historically strong performance, finishing December 2021 with a new all-time high of approximately $10.79 billion after achieving an annualized return of 17.27% during 2021, the highest calendar year return since 2009. "My administration has...
01/20/2022
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today made the following statement on Congressman Jim Langevin's announcement that he will not seek another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. "I am grateful to Congressman Jim Langevin for his partnership and service to Rhode Island. As a...
01/13/2022
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today made the following statement on the departure of Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. "Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott has been an incredible leader in her role as Director of the Rhode Island Department...
01/06/2022
Legislation seeks $300-million bond to continue critical school construction progress Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today joined co-sponsors Senator Hanna Gallo, Senator Sandra Cano, and Representative Brandon Potter, as well as educators, students, and community members to...
12/29/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that he filed a shareholder proposal with Mastercard (NYSE: MA) which presses the board to act on the company's involvement with the sale and purchase of firearm kits, components, and/or accessories used to assemble undetectable and...
12/21/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today called on Governor McKee to take immediate action to address the dangerous hospital staffing shortage that has created a state of crisis in Rhode Island emergency rooms and other care delivery facilities across the state. This crisis has been...
12/21/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today encouraged Rhode Islanders to consider requesting or giving a gift contribution to a CollegeBound Saver account to make a real,long-lasting difference in the life of a child they care about. "A CollegeBound Saver 529 savings plan can make it...
12/21/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced the total unfunded liability of the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island decreased by $408,597,654 in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, and the funded status grew to 63.9%, the highest level since 2008. This is the third year...
12/06/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today called for increased precautions in workplaces and public spaces following news that Rhode Island posted the highest number of new cases in a single day since January 21, 2021. "As the number of new cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19...
12/06/2021
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that Carol Aguasvivas will be promoted to Director of the Unclaimed Property department. "Carol has served Rhode Island and our country with skill and determination for decades," said Treasurer Seth Magaziner. "I'm extremely proud of...