State Government Press Releases

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05/12/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI-- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released the Rhode Island Treasury 2019 Annual Report, which outlines the positive impact of his Office's work to support small businesses, strengthen the State's pension system, protect student loan borrowers, support victims of domestic and...
04/22/2020
Rhode Island's pension system significantly outperformed benchmarks despite unrest in the global financial markets in March. In particular, Rhode Island's Crisis Protection allocation, introduced by Treasurer Magaziner in 2016 as one of a series of changes to the pension system's investment...
04/16/2020
Amid global reports of a "horrifying surge" in domestic violence, which is exacerbated by economic and social pressures caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island's Crime Victim Compensation Program (CVCP) can provide emergency relocation funds to victims of domestic violence, including...
03/17/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced measures he is taking to ensure that all Rhode Island Treasury departments remain open and operational, while taking commonsense precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19. "My team and I remain focused on ensuring safe and...
03/12/2020
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Trillium Asset Management announced today that investors have secured an agreement from SBA Communications Corporation (SBA), a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure, to expand disclosures relating to its...
03/02/2020
Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner will attend tomorrow's Rhode Island Student Loan Authority's training session to speak with college financial aid professionals about Treasury programs that assist students and families as they save for college, as well as Rhode Island's new Student Loan Bill...
02/26/2020
The Rhode Island pension fund earned $5.3 million from investments in January, outperforming its investment benchmark for the month. Under Treasurer Magaziner's leadership, the State adopted the 'Back to Basics' investment strategy, which is designed to provide long-term growth over time and...
02/13/2020
Treasurer Magaziner's small business lending program, BankLOCAL, celebrates its 3-year anniversary this week having supported 348 small business loans and moved $37.5 million of cash deposits to Rhode Island banks and credit unions. "BankLOCAL is another way that we use the resources of the...
02/06/2020
On Friday, February 7, 2020, Treasurer Magaziner will host approximately 100 students for his third annual "Job Shadow Day". Students from six Rhode Island high schools will have the opportunity to interact with employees at local financial institutions and the Rhode Island Treasurer's Office to...
02/04/2020
Over 1,200 Rhode Islanders, including nearly 200 children, who were victims of violent crimes during 2019 received more than $1 million in total financial assistance from the Crime Victim Compensation Program (CVCP), which is managed by the Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner.