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Intersections: Treasurer’s Office Firsts in 2016 – A Year of Accomplishments

The State Treasurer’s Office racked up a number of remarkable firsts in 2016. Read this month's edition of Intersections.

 

Statement from Treasurer John Chiang on Gov. Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposal

State Treasurer John Chiang issued the following statement after Gov. Jerry Brown released his 2017-18 budget proposal. Read this news release.

 

Treasurer John Chiang’s Statement on CalPERS Discount Rate Decision

State Treasurer John Chiang released the following statement after today’s vote by the CalPERS Board of Administration to lower the discount rate. Read this news release.

 

Treasurer Leads Fight to Save Affordable Housing in LA

State Treasurer John Chiang announced he will vigorously battle the owners of a large Los Angeles apartment complex who are attempting to break an agreement requiring them to maintain affordable, below market rents for 79 taxpayer supported housing units. Read this news release.

 

Cannabis Banking Tales of Risks Take Center Stage at Capitol Meeting of Industries and Public Agencies

Simple questions about how to maintain bank accounts and make deposits became entangled with prison anxieties and fears of robbery Monday during the first in a series of meetings of the Cannabis Banking Working Group convened by California State Treasurer John Chiang. Read this news release.

 

Statement from Treasurer John Chiang on CalPERS Tobacco Divestment Vote

State Treasurer John Chiang released the following statement after today's decision by CalPERS to fully divest from tobacco. Read this news release.

 

Chiang Leads Coalition of Treasurers Seeking Federal Housing Help for People With Disabilities

California State Treasurer John Chiang is taking the lead in urging Obama Administration officials to rewrite regulations that could prevent disabled people from participating in a new savings program and still qualify for federal housing assistance. Read this news release.

 

Intersections: California and the U.S. Election Implications for a "Blue" State

What policies are the new president and Congress likely to enact, how will financial markets respond, and what will be the implications for California? Read this month's edition of Intersections.

 

Treasurer Chiang Sends CalPERS Board Letter Calling for Sale of All Tobacco Investments

State Treasurer John Chiang sent a letter to a California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board calling for the complete divestment of all indirect and direct investment in tobacco companies. Read this news release.

 

Treasurer’s ScholarShare Launches First-in-the-Nation College Saving Gift Cards

ScholarShare, California's 529 plan, is the first program in the country to launch college savings gift cards at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores.

 

Treasurer’s ScholarShare Makes Holiday Season Twice As Bright With Matching Promotion

ScholarShare, California’s 529 College Savings Plan, is helping to make the holidays twice as bright for families looking to save for college. Read this news release.