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Treasurer Issues Statement on Governorís Revised State Budget

State Treasurer John Chiang issue the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brownís revised state budget. Read this news release.

Intersections: Treasurerís Office Boards, Commissions and Authorities Foster California Economic Development

Dozens of boards, commissions and authorities at the State Treasurer's Office are providing billions of dollars to small and large businesses, hospitals, schools and other public and private sector entities. Read more in this monthís edition of Intersections.

The California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Supports 10,000 Loans For Cleaner, Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

Residents across California are enjoying better health and cleaner air, thanks to a 7-year-old state initiative that has financed the replacement and retrofitting of more than 10,000 polluting diesel trucks. Read this news release.

California Secure Choice: Helping Californians Save for The Future

There are workers today who are threatened with not only being left behind but who will almost surely suffer the slight of poverty and being forced to rely on government and charitable handouts in their post-employment years. Unless we do something now. Read more.

Treasurer Spotlights California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Report Linking Financial Benefits to Diversity and Inclusion in Corporate Offices Globally

State Treasurer John Chiang welcomed data from a California Public Employees' Retirement Systemís report demonstrating how companies that embrace diversity in their leadership ranks tend to have better relations with stakeholders, attract better talent, and deliver stronger financial bottom lines. Read this news release.

Statement From Treasurer John Chiang on CalPERS Tobacco Investment Policy

State Treasurer John Chiang on Wednesday asked a committee of the CalPERS board to reverse its decision to spend up to two years studying whether the pension fund should lift a 2001 ban on investing in companies that sell cigarettes and tobacco products. Read this news release.

Treasury Buys $200 Million in Green Bonds

California has finalized the purchase of $200 million worth of green bonds issued by the World Bank, state Treasurer John Chiang announced Thursday. Read this news release.

Treasurer Sells Nearly $1.5 Billion in Bonds

California sold $1.468 billion in tax exempt and taxable general obligation bonds, state Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday. Read this news release.

Intersections: No Blank Checks Initiative Raises Many Questions

California's long history of passing laws at the ballot box is rife with unintended consequences. The No Blank Checks initiative slated to go before voters in the November general election is consistent with that trend. Read more in this monthís edition of Intersections.

Treasurer Chiang Issues Statement on Death of Advisor, Friend, Dr. Esmael Adibi

State Treasurer John Chiang and his staff are deeply saddened by the death of their long-time advisor and friend, Chapman University economist Dr. Esmael Adibi. He died Friday after suffering a stroke. Read more.

Treasurer Chiang Sells $2.95 Billion in Bonds

State Treasurer John Chiang announced the conclusion of a sale of $2.95 billion in general obligation bonds. The bond proceeds will provide funds for 14 different bond acts. The bulk of the resources go to transportation, air quality improvements and port security. They also refund some of the stateís outstanding general obligation bonds for debt service savings. Read this news release.

Treasurer Releases Blueprint for Growth and Innovation: First Biennial Report Outlines Plan to Improve Infrastructure, Government Efficiency

State Treasurer John Chiang today released an extensive blueprint for fixing Californiaís dilapidated roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The report also takes on many of the seemingly-intractable problems facing Californians today, from its affordable housing shortage and emerging retirement security crisis to local government bankruptcy and predatory Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits. Read this news release.

Buy California Bonds

Californians face great challenges as we work together to make our state a great place to live -- for us and future generations. By purchasing California bonds, you can invest in quality schools, safer communities, affordable housing and improved transportation systems. You can help build parks and libraries, and preserve our natural resources.

To learn more about California bonds and how to purchase them, visit Buy California Bonds.

College Access Tax Credit Fund

Help Californiaís college students get the funds to stay enrolled in school and earn a substantial tax credit when you do. A portion of the money you contribute to the College Access Tax Credit Fund may go toward increasing the Cal Grant B Access awards. By participating for the 2015 taxable year, you will receive a state tax credit equal to 55 percent of your donation.

To learn more about the College Access Tax Credit Fund and how to apply, please visit College Access Tax Credit Fund.

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