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Brock named new chief of staff for general treasurer’s office

PROVIDENCE – Kate Brock will serve as chief of staff in the R.I. Office of the General Treasurer, effective Jan. 1, General Treasurer Seth...

Magaziner expands state lending incentives to include veteran-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – The state’s BankLocal program, which incentivizes community banks and credit unions to lend to designated types of small businesses, is being expanded...

Magaziner honored for efforts to expand Crime Victim Compensation Program

PROVIDENCE – Treasurer Seth Magaziner earned a “Civic Award” from Crossroads Rhode Island for his efforts to expand the Crime Victim Compensation Program, Magaziner’s...

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand...

“Embarrassing,” is how R.I. Department of Education Commissioner Ken Wagner described the state of local public elementary, middle and high schools.“When I visit a...

R.I. tightens voting on pay packages for company executives

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island opposes increased compensation packages for corporate executives if the pay is not aligned with company performance, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner...

Magaziner uses state pension fund to push for corporate accountability

PROVIDENCE – In overseeing investments made through the state’s employee pension fund, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner isn’t just watching the stock markets.His office recently...

R.I. provides financial support for students who witnessed shooting

PROVIDENCE – The state is providing students who witnessed the recent fatal shooting outside a Providence school with a financial service of a different...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER Seth Magaziner's office oversees the 529 education savings plans in the state, which were recently rated among the best in the country by SavingforCollege.com. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Report: R.I. 529 plans rank well nationally

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island 529 education savings plan, CollegeBound Saver, was rated as one of the best 529 education savings plans in the...

State pension fund outperforms benchmark in July

PROVIDENCE - The state pension fund continued with strong performance in July, earning $125 million last month, R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reported.The increase...
IN THE VAULT: Treasurer Seth Magaziner, with Lammis Vargas, director of the Unclaimed Property Division of Rhode Island, inside a vault with various items that ended up being unclaimed from bank safe-deposit boxes. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

More Rhode Islanders than ever before receive unclaimed money in FY18

PROVIDENCE – More Rhode Islanders than ever before are getting checks for unclaimed money since the state started a program last fall to speed...
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