Entries by Adam Johnson

New Assistant State Treasurer Erhiza Rivera

OLYMPIA, WA – State Treasurer Duane Davidson will swear in Erhiza Rivera as Assistant Treasurer in a ceremony at the Legislative Building on Friday.                           Rivera most recently worked as a Grants Manager at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA after spending 12 years in public service with the Benton County Treasurer’s Office. In her time with the […]

National Association of State Treasurers Passes Resolution on Cannabis Banking

May 17, 2019 Olympia, WA – A resolution by the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) passed today, in which the Association is voicing their support for Congress to advance legislation allowing the states with legalized cannabis the ability to bring transactions into the safety and scrutiny of the national banking system. The resolution does not take […]

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 sources they 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 State agencies that provide funding (grants and loans) to not […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]