Entries by Adam Johnson

State Treasurer Pellicciotti Takes Oath of Office Today

Mike Pellicciotti was sworn in today as Washington’s 24th state treasurer. Washington Supreme Court Justice Steven González administered the oath of office in Olympia to the state’s newest chief financial officer. “I look forward to working with the talented staff within the Treasurer’s Office to protect the financial health of our state and promote policies […]

New Investment Option for Local Governments

Washington Treasurer offers new program to provide local governments with another investment option. Members of the Office of the State Treasurer’s investments team gathered as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1284 last week. The bill creates the capacity for the State Treasurer’s Office (OST) to provide separately managed investment portfolios to eligible […]


State Treasurer launches the Washington Fund Directory

OLYMPIA, WA – State Treasurer Duane Davidson is helping local governments match with the funding sourcesthey need to achieve their goals by launching the Washington Fund Directory this week. On Tuesday, Treasurer Davidson announced his office created an online directory of programs offered by Stateagencies that provide funding (grants and loans) to not just local […]


An Easier Way to Understand the Complexities of State Debt

OLYMPIA, WA – There is an easier way to understand the complexities of state debt with the Office of the State Treasurer’s recently published Debt Affordability Study Digest. “I want people to know exactly how much the State relies on debt” Each year State Treasurer Duane Davidson and his Debt Management Team publish a comprehensive […]

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Refinancing Translates Into Reduced Rents and Debt Service Savings for the State

OLYMPIA, WA – State Treasurer Duane Davidson and his staff took the lead in the refunding of $227,875,000 worth of lease revenue bonds that will close next Tuesday, and result in over $71.1 million of total debt service savings for the State. With coordination between the Office of the State Treasurer, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), the Office […]


State Treasurer Launches Online Education Modules

OLYMPIA, WA – State Treasurer Duane Davidson has recently launched a series of online educational modules to provide quick and easy access to financial education topics for adults and teens throughout Washington. Treasurer Davidson collaborated with Everfi, a Washington D.C. based educational tech firm, to implement the modules for Washingtonians which include access to specific savings opportunities […]


State Treasurer Welcomes County Officials from Around the State

Olympia, WA – Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson recently hosted a nearly two dozen newly elected and returning county officials. This group of county treasurers and assessors took part in a meet and greet with Treasurer Davidson and his staff. The Office of the State Treasurer invited the group to extend an offer of partnership for […]