Entries by Matt Rosenberg

Meet The State Treasurer’s Staff: Policy Director Brad Hendrickson

Brad Hendrickson is the Director of Policy and Legislative Relations for Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson. He joined the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) during the tenure of Davidson’s immediate predecessor James McIntire, in December, 2015. Before that he spent 30-plus years working for the Washington State Senate, mainly as Deputy Secretary of the Senate. Making […]

Meet The State Treasurer’s Staff: Portfolio Administrator Kari Sample

Kari Sample became an investments division Portfolio Administrator for the Office of the State Treasurer in mid-2017, after 10 years here – serving first as a Certificates of Deposit Investment Administrator, and then as Administrator of the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP). In her latest role, Kari is responsible for management of all investment operations. Investments carefully […]

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Davidson: Washington State Should Tame Debt Appetite

In a recent radio interview, new State Treasurer Duane Davidson said the state needs to tame its appetite for debt. He said he will ensure the annual state debt capacity analysis by the Treasurer’s Office will be completed and sent directly to the homes of lawmakers well before the usual December publication – when it […]

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Davidson Helps Move Student Financial Education Bill; Governor Signs Into Law

Steps to help ensure college students have a clearer understanding of student loan debt, and other ABCs of personal finance are increasingly warranted, State Treasurer Duane Davidson said in testimony to Washington State House lawmakers March 21. Davidson and Cody Eccles of the Council of Presidents both voiced support for Senate Bill 5100, which had […]

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Davidson Strikes A Chord In Yakima, On Financial Literacy

In mid-May, State Treasurer Duane Davidson continued his statewide outreach to promote greater financial literacy, in Yakima. Davidson visited the Junior Achievement (JA) program on financial education in the Yakima-area city of Terrace Heights. As the Yakima Herald-Republic reported, Davidson came away impressed. A passel of Washington state agencies and even a public-private partnership, are implementing […]

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Davidson Hails National Award For Financial Reporting

Local Government Investment Pool Continues Strong Performance For its most recent annual update on how Washington state invests surplus funds of more than 500 local governments, the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The honor was granted earlier this month by the Government Finance […]