Entries by Adam Johnson

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Biggest Bond Refunding Series in State History Saves Almost $138 Million in Debt Service Costs

OLYMPIA, WA – Pending Congressional action potentially changing future tax policy and restricting the state’s ability to issue refunding bonds helped support the biggest single bond refunding series in Washington State history. The Office of the State Treasurer sold $742.645 million of Various Purpose General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series R-2018C on Tuesday, November 14th. The sale […]

OST Hires Jason P. Richter as New Deputy Treasurer for Debt Management

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Treasurer’s Office is pleased to announce the hire of Jason P. Richter as the new Deputy Treasurer for Debt Management. Within the role, Richter will be a part of the Office of the State Treasurer’s (OST) Executive Leadership Team which provides strategic leadership and tactical planning to support the […]

Meet the Treasurer’s Staff: Administrative Consultant Tammy Risner

Tammy Risner is an Administrative Consultant in the Legislative Building at the Office of the State Treasurer (OST), where she has worked for 31 years. Her responsibilities include: Office Manager and Supervisor of reception desk Vault Manager Produces the Monthly and Annual Reports. Work Orders, Card Keys, and Parking. Handles all Telecommunication needs for the […]

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Davidson Tours Skills Center, Promoting Financial Education

MOSES LAKE – During a recent visit to Grant County, Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson toured the newly built Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center located in Moses Lake. The high school center that serves eight different school districts was completed in June of 2014 and houses classrooms dedicated to coding, woodworking, metalworking, nursing, law/justice, marketing […]

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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 […]