State Government Press Releases

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08/29/2018
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island a "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting", its highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, for its 2017 Comprehensive Annual...
08/23/2018
Rhode Island's pension fund continued to deliver strong performance under Treasurer Magaziner's Back to Basics investment strategy earning $125 million in July. That 1.51 percent return on the month finished ahead of the fund's benchmark which returned 1.31 percent. The positive performance was...
08/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that his office reunited nearly 50,000 people with unclaimed property in the fiscal year than ended on June 30, 2018, nearly five times the amount of any previous year. This increase is due to the launch of the...
07/24/2018
Rhode Island's Crime Victim Compensation Program is collaborating with the State of Nevada to assist with outreach efforts to ensure that everyone in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival during the October 1, 2017 shooting, knows how to apply to the Nevada Victims of Crime Program for...
07/23/2018
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that the State's pension fund finished its fiscal year ahead of its investment target and benchmarks. The fund returned 8.03 percent in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, ahead of its 7.0 percent annual target and ahead of its own benchmark...
07/23/2018
On Monday, July 23, 2018, Treasurer Seth Magaziner will host a meeting of the Rhode Island Financial Empowerment Roundtable. There will be presentations from the Council for Economic Education, Finnest Educational Debit Card, as well as a discussion on Financial Literacy Education in K-12...
07/17/2018
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today joined retired members of the St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island pension plan to propose new transparency requirements for pension plans managed by religious organizations that collectively cover thousands of Rhode Island workers. "What the...
07/12/2018
As a follow-up to last December's rating agency presentations, the Rhode Island Treasurer's Office is holding another ratings-related issuer education conference. Date: Monday, July 16, 2018 Time: 1:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Place: New England Tech Media Presentation Theatre ...
07/09/2018
Treasurer Magaziner, State Senator Sandra Cano and State Representative Joseph McNamara, today announced a collaboration with the Treasurer's Financial Literacy Roundtable to conduct a state-wide study on how financial literacy education is taught in Rhode Island classrooms. "We have dedicated...
06/27/2018
Rhode Island's pension fund continued to deliver strong performance in May, earning $55.7 million. The fund's 0.67 percent return in the month of May outperformed a traditional 60% stock/40% bonds strategy which returned 0.36. "All Rhode Islanders deserve retirement security, particularly...