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The $42 million sale of Certificates of Participation (COPs) provides an affordable option to local municipalities and state agencies

Ahead of ExxonMobil’s annual general meeting, which includes elections for board positions, Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti is warning of the deteriorating corporate accountability measures available to the shareholding public and the broad implications for the future of corporate governance.

Legislation known as Washington Saves to create automatic retirement savings accounts for millions of Washingtonians was signed today by Governor Jay Inslee.

The Office of the State Treasurer (OST) today sold bonds to refinance $1,222,545,000 of previously issued bonds to save the state roughly $18.8 million in present value debt service costs.

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6069, known as Washington Saves, is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature

Treasurer Pellicciotti's statement on the Senate passage of HB 1915 on financial education

Starting February 29, 2024, the Office of the State Treasurer's website will feature a new look, navigation, and resources

Nearly $37 million in financing was made available for projects across Washington with the help of the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) this week. Thanks to the sale of a series of Certificates of Participation (COPs), local fire protection districts, state agencies and one public college will be able to purchase fleet vehicles, fire and medical emergency response vehicles, and other critical purchases at favorable interest rates.

Touting a newly assigned ‘positive’ credit rating outlook from S&P, the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) today sold $663,845,000 of Various Purpose General Obligation bonds (VPGO), and $265,995,000 of Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax and Vehicle Related Fees General Obligation bonds (MVFT/VRF GO) through a competitive sale.

State lawmakers are set to hear legislation requested by the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) that would address the growing crisis of retirement savings in Washington. Known as Washington Saves, the proposal would create an automatic Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for Washingtonians without access to employer-based retirement systems and invest those funds on their behalf.

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