Washington finances, projected fund balances and more
State Treasurer Duane Davidson discusses legislative bills and the finances of the State.
The Bottom Line – KONA Radio, 4/15/2019
New state directory for all grants, loans
State Treasurer Duane Davidson’s office created an online directory of over 130 programs offered by state agencies.
Daily Journal of Commerce, 4/3/2019
How prepared is Washington for a recession?
State expects $850 million revenue boost over next 28 months
Two Years into Office, Washington Treasurer Duane Davidson Advances Public Funds, Financial Education Initiatives
Treasurer Wants to Reform Cannabis Banking
The best way to ensure public safety when it comes to the marijuana industry is to bring it out of the shadows.
The Seattle Times, 3/7/2019
Treasurer Davidson Opposes State Bank, Promotes Existing Programs
Washington Treasurer Wants State to Ease Off on Debt Issuance
Treasurer Davidson Launches Online Tutorials
Davidson, through the State Treasurer’s website, is trying to promote financial literacy
Yakima Herald, 1/29/2019
Washington state ranks sixth in nation for per capita state debt
Treasurer Opposes Public Bank
State Should Issue Less Debt
Washington Treasurer Manages State Bond Sales. Now he Wants Less, Bloomberg, 4/2/2018
Saving Now Could Help in Future
Treasurer warns of raiding rainy day fund, The Lens, 3/30/2018
State Needs to Pay Down Debt
The Everett Herald Net Editorial Board makes a case for paying down debt.
Editorial: State needs to begin paying down its bond debt, Herald Net, 3/2/2018
Use Windfall to Pay Down Debt
The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Editorial Board argues that paying down state debt with windfall is fiscally smart and responsible.
State windfall should be used to pay down debt, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 2/26/2018
State Should put Excess Revenue Towards Debt
A series of national and local newspapers ran an Associated Press article regarding Treasurer Davidson’s position on what the state should do with the excess revenue windfall.
- Treasurer: Washington should put income boost toward debt, Associated Press, 2/23/2018
- Treasurer: Washington should put income boost toward debt, King 5 News, 2/23/2018
- Treasurer: Washington Should Put Income Boost Toward Debt, U.S. News, 2/22/2018
- Treasurer: Washington should put income boost toward debt, Yakima Herald, 2/22/2018
- Treasurer: Washington should put income boost toward debt, The Olympian, 2/22/2018
- Treasurer: Washington should put income boost toward debt, The News & Observer, 2/22/2018
TVW Interview: The Impact, State Treasurer Weights in on State Debt and a Proposal to Tap State Reserves
The Impact, TVW, 1/10/2018
Leave the State’s Raining Day Fund Alone
The Tri-City Herald Editorial Board speaks out against using state reserves.
Our Voice: It’s not raining hard enough to dip into state reserves, Tri-City Herald, 1/7/2018
High Debt Should Be a Concern
The Walla Wall Union-Bulletin Editorial Board takes a look at a recent interview the State Treasurer conducted and has some thoughts about Washington’s debt.
Washington’s debt level a cause for concern, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 12/29/2017
Be Mindful of Debt
Why every Washington Resident ‘owes’ $2,717, Tri-City Herald, 12/26/2017
Why Financial Literacy is Important to Farm Workers
Davidson: Financial Literacy Must Be Taught To Farm Workers, Washington AG Network, 12/19/2017
TWV Interview: Inside Olympia, Reviewing Treasurer Davidson’s First Year in Office
Inside Olympia, TVW, 12/14/2017
Washington State Treasurer’s Office Saves Almost $70 Million in Debt Service Costs
State Treasurer Issues Advance Refunding Bonds Ahead of Congressional Tax Reform, Washington State Wire, 12/1/2017
Washington State Advance Refunding Nov. 2017
Washington state will get advance refunding deal in before year’s end, Bond Buyer, 11/28/2017
Treasurer Tours Skills Center
“Washington State Treasurer Tours CB Tech” Columbia Basin Herald, 8/21/17
Bond Buyer Cites OST’s Capital Budget Explainer
Cited by Bond Buyer is our website’s “Insight” section explainer on what it means – and doesn’t mean – that Washington state lawmakers adjourned in July after passing an operating budget but no new capital budget. “Washington State’s Capital Budget Conundrum,” Bond Buyer, 8/3/17
Careful On Debt, Treasurer Warns
“Raise Your Drink To State’s Financial State, But Watch Out For The Hangover,” Tacoma News Tribune, 7/8/17
Treasurer, Other Committee Members Fine-Tune GET
“GET College Plan Now Back In Line With Yearly Tuition Costs,” Seattle Times 7/7/17
Sounding A Fiscal Warning, On Budget Impasse
“Budget Stalemate Puts State’s Financial Reputation At Risk,” Seattle Times, guest op-ed by State Treasurer Duane Davidson, 6/21/17.
“Budget Stalemate Puts State’s Financial Reputation At Risk,” republished op-ed, Washington State Wire, 6/21/17.
Promoting Financial Education, In Yakima Visit
“Best Lesson on Financial Literacy Found Here in Yakima,” Yakima Herald-Republic (editorial), 5/24/17
“State Treasurer Looks at Junior Achievement to Promote Financial Literacy,” Yakima Herald-Republic, 5/18/17
Politics Needs New Blood – And Youth Is No Barrier
Adapted from his keynote speech in the State House of Representatives to the 70th YMCA Youth Legislature, Treasurer Davidson wrote a guest commentary that was published in numerous newspapers.
- Treasurer Duane Davidson Keynote to YMCA 70th Youth Legislature, TVW, 5/3/17
- Politics Needs New Blood – And Youth Is No Barrier, Washington State Wire, 5/9/17
- Politics Needs New Blood And Youth Is No Barrier, Kitsap Sun, 5/9/17
- Politics Needs New Blood And Youth Is No Barrier, Bainbridge Island Review, 5/9/17
- Politics Needs New Blood And Youth Is No Barrier, UW Daily, 5/12/17
- How The Younger Generations Can Make A Difference In Politics, Sunday Yakima Herald, 5/14/17
- Politics Needs New Blood, And Youth Is No Barrier, Covington/Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter, 5/23/17
- Politics Needs New Blood, And Youth Is The Best Answer, Renton Reporter, 5/23/17
Student Financial Education Is Key, Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson Testifies
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 to Washington State House lawmakers in committee testimony.
Two Higher Education Bills Passed By Senate Sit In House Committee, Daily Evergreen, 3/24/17
Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson Hails National Award For Financial Reporting
A national organization has awarded the Treasurer’s Office with special recognition for going above and beyond, in the preparation of its annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report on the state’s Local Government Investment Pool. Guest article, Washington State Wire, 3/17/17
TVW Interview with New Washington State Treasurer Duane A. Davidson
On TVW’s “Inside Olympia,” host Austin Jenkins sat down in early 2017 with newly elected State Treasurer Duane Davidson and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, 1/26/17. Click here for video.