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State Treasurer Chiang Announces CalSavers Administrator and Investment Manager, Releases Third AARP Video

California State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the selection of Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC as program administrator and State Street Global Advisors Trust Company (SSGA) as the investment manager for the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang and AARP Release Second CalSavers Video in Weekly Series

California State Treasurer John Chiang and AARP today released the second in their ongoing series of CalSavers promotional videos called “CalSavers Overview.”
Read this news release.

State Treasurer Chiang Announces CalABLE Administrator, Next Step in Ensuring Those with Disabilities Can Save Money without Fear of Losing Government Benefits

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. also Oversees Treasurer’s ScholarShare Program. Read this news release.

California Becomes First State to Pledge to Use ‘Green’ Financing to Combat Climate Change

While Washington buries its head in the sand, Treasurer Chiang and Governor Brown are supporting the growth of the green bond market to finance and build climate-resilient projects. Read this news release.

Treasurer John Chiang to Stand Up to Trump Administration and Make Major Announcement About Green Financing California’s Infrastructure at Milken Institute Summit

Today, August 7, California State Treasurer Chiang will make a major announcement about green financing California’s infrastructure system at the Milken Institute California Policy Summit. Read this news advisory.

Treasurer Chiang Helps Ensure Small Businesses Have Resources to Rebuild After California Wildfires

State Treasurer John Chiang today announced that he is increasing the financing available through the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) for Small Business and Collateral Support Program in areas affected by the most recent wildfires. Read this news release.

Treasurer John Chiang to Discuss Retirement Savings Programs at NCSL Conference in Los Angeles

Later today, California State Treasurer John Chiang will deliver the closing keynote address at the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Los Angeles. Read this news advisory.

Is a Public Cannabis Bank Feasible? Treasurer Chiang Aims to
Find Out

Study could finally settle issue and provide concrete next steps by December. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Stands with Planned Parenthood in Fight Against Trump Administration’s ‘Gag Rule’

In letter to HHS Deputy Secretary, Treasurer Chiang lays out severe consequences for California in denying Title X funding. Read this news release.

Treasurer’s CalSavers Promises Brighter Future for Millions in Need of Retirement Savings

AARP and Treasurer Chiang to Partner in Promoting Largest Expansion of Retirement Security since the Passage of Social Security Act. Read this news release.

Notice of Intent to Award for Contract No. SA000024-17

Treasurer Chiang Taps Fabien Levy to be New Communications Director

State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the appointment of Fabien Levy to serve as Director of Communications, effective immediately. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Releases Joint Letter to SEC from Six State Treasurers Opposing Forced Arbitration in Shareholder Agreements

Led by State Treasurer John Chiang, and citing “serious concern” that a shift in SEC policy could block shareholder lawsuits, a bi-partisan coalition of state treasurers today delivered the following letter to the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Awards $8 Million to Buy Time for Community Health Clinics Undermined by Trump

Emergency funds will help 42 clinics serving rural and disadvantaged populations around the state, including 16 Planned Parenthood facilities. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Continues to Encourage Nation’s Largest Institutional Investors to #DivestForOurLives

We are at a particularly pivotal moment in the national debate about protecting the public from gun violence. Please watch and join #DivestForOurLives.

From State Treasurer's Office on Vimeo.


New Milestones Achieved in Treasurer Chiang’s CalCAP Program Helping Small Businesses Prosper

For every $1 in California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) money distributed in 2017, $18 of private investments were leveraged by California small businesses, establishing a new milestone for the program. Read this news release.

Treasurer’s CalCAP Program

CalCAP is a simple and powerful way to help small businesses grow. View this file.

Treasurer Chiang Helps Californians Find Gold in Green Energy Efficiency Improvements

California Public Utilities Commission-authorized program focuses on homeowners. Read this news release.

Treasurer John Chiang Streamlines Affordable Housing Tax Credit Applications

In an ongoing effort to ease the process of financing affordable housing in California, State Treasurer John Chiang has introduced a new, streamlined process that will for the first time permit a project applicant to accomplish with a single application what formerly required two. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang’s Statement Responding To Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Lawsuit Against CalSavers

For an organization which styles itself as a champion of taxpayers, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association shockingly fails to recognize that if we don’t help our citizens build a nest egg with their own money they will ultimately become wards of the state wholly dependent on public assistance for their most basic needs. Read this news release.

Notice of Intent to Award for Contract No. SA000030-17

Treasurer John Chiang to Health Clinics: If Trump Cuts Title X Funds, We’ve Got Your Back

In response to threats by the Trump Administration to adopt a proposed rule change that would cut funding to community health care clinics, Treasurer John Chiang is reminding California health clinics that emergency “Lifeline” grants are available to help impacted clinics keep their doors open a little while longer with the objective of buying them time to secure a permanent source of replacement funding. Read this news release.

Save the Date: May 29 Is 529 College Savings Day

529 College Savings Day reminds families of the vital importance of saving now for college – and the many ways that a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan can help. Read this news release.

Statement of California State Treasurer John Chiang on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revision

California State Treasurer John Chiang released the following statement today. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Applauds Adoption of Policy to End Investments of Teachers’ Retirement Money in Companies Selling Banned Military-Style Assault Weapons

California State Treasurer John Chiang today applauded the California State Teachers’ Retirement System for becoming the first state pension fund in the nation to adopt a policy that seeks to end pension investments in companies profiting from the proliferation of banned military-style assault weapons. Read this news release.

Treasurer Requests Information Measuring the Impact of Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies on Community Healthcare Providers

California State Treasurer John Chiang sent the following letter to community health organizations across the state asking for concrete information and data on how the Trump Administration's anti-immigration efforts are impacting the fiscal sustainability of health service providers that treat undocumented immigrants and their family members. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang to Wells Fargo: “Time for Sloan and Baker to Go”

California State Treasurer John Chiang during a meeting of Wells Fargo shareholders in Des Moines, Iowa called for the removal of CEO Timothy Sloan and board member John D. Baker II. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Sells $2.15 Billion in Bonds

State Treasurer John Chiang announced the completion of the sale of $2.15 billion in State of California taxable general obligation bonds that will in part provide funding for high-speed rail, stem cell research and housing projects. Read this news release.

Treasurer John Chiang Appoints Ruth Holton-Hodson as Deputy Treasurer for Health and Consumer Policy

California State Treasurer John Chiang has appointed Ruth Holton-Hodson, a three-decade, consumer advocate, as a deputy treasurer. Read this news release.

Statement from Treasurer John Chiang on Trump’s Pledge Not to Interfere With States Legalizing Cannabis Use

The following statement was issued by State Treasurer John Chiang on April 13, 2018. Read this news release.

Statement from Treasurer John Chiang on Facebook's Data Privacy Scandal

Read the following statement from Treasurer John Chiang on Facebook’s data privacy scandal. Read this news release.

Treasurer’s Scholar Dollars Program Awards More Than $300,000 In Grants to Fund Extracurricular Activities, After-School Programs

California State Treasurer John Chiang announced the 20 winners of the Scholar Dollars Grant Program. Debuting last year with great success, Scholar Dollars is providing more than $300,000 to help budget-squeezed schools pay for essential activities that are so vital to student achievement and a well-rounded education. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang and Cannabis Consortium Send Letter to AG Sessions Calling for Meeting to Discuss Conflict between Federal, State Law

California State Treasurer John Chiang and nine other members of a newly established, multi-state consortium of states with some form of legalized cannabis use sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seeking a meeting to resolve a conflict between federal and state law. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Appoints Jovan Agee as Legislative Director

State Treasurer John Chiang announced the appointment of Jovan Agee, a veteran legislative advocate, strategic coalition builder and community relations professional, as legislative director at the State Treasurer’s Office. Read this news release.

State Treasurer Gives San Diego Businesses First Look at New, Robust Business Development Gateway Designed to Spur Job Creation, Economic Expansion in California

California State Treasurer John Chiang introduced CBIG.ca.gov, the California Business Incentives Gateway, to the San Diego business community. The online gateway connects business owners and entrepreneurs to incentives, including tax credits, loans and bond financing, to help them grow and create jobs. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Encourages Nation’s Largest Institutional Investors to #DivestForOurLives

State Treasurer John Chiang, families of victims of gun violence, and gun advocacy organizations are urging the nation’s largest institutional investors – including CalPERS and CalSTRS -- to divest holdings from wholesale or retail sellers of military-style assault weapons, ammunition and other devices such as “bump stocks” that are banned in California

Treasurer Chiang Encourages Nation’s Largest Institutional Investors to #DivestForOurLives from State Treasurer's Office on Vimeo.

Treasurer John Chiang Calls On Nation’s Largest Institutional Investors to Divest from Sellers of Banned Military-Style Assault Weapons

State Treasurer John Chiang today urged the nation’s largest institutional investors – including CalPERS and CalSTRS -- to divest holdings from wholesale or retail sellers of military-style assault weapons, ammunition and other devices such as “bump stocks” that are banned in California. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Sells $2.18 Billion in Bonds

State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the completion of the sale of $2.18 billion in State of California general obligation bonds that will pay for parks, schools, housing, highways, clean air and other infrastructure projects. Read this news release.

California State Treasurer John Chiang Statement on Dick’s Sporting Goods Decision to Stop Selling Assault-Style Weapons

Read the following statement from State Treasurer John Chiang. Read this news release.

Treasurer John Chiang and Leading Papal Advisor on Climate Change Open State’s First Green Bonds Symposium

California State Treasurer John Chiang and world-renowned climate scientist Dr. Ram Ramanathan, Professor of Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, delivered remarks today to environmental and financial experts at the California Green Bond Symposium in Santa Monica. Read this news release.

California Retirement Savings Program Now Called CalSavers

State Treasurer John Chiang today announced that the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, which will provide retirement security to nearly 6.8 million private sector workers, has a new name: CalSavers. Read this news release.

Treasurer Kicks Off 2nd Annual Scholar Dollars Program to Support K-8 Public and Charter Schools

An important part of a young person’s education happens outside the classroom—in extracurricular activities like sports, music or computer lab. But California school districts, facing tight budgets, have found themselves forced to cut back or cancel many of these vital after-school programs. Read this news release.

Statement from California State Treasurer John Chiang on President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Treasurer John Chiang’s statement on President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Launches Bond Website With Eye to Generating More California Investments

State Treasurer John Chiang today launched a new effort to generate increased investments in California bonds through greater transparency and more competition. Read this news release.

Treasurer Chiang Sends Letter Opposing Pebble Mine Project

Read Treasurer John Chiang’s letter sent Monday to investors of the Pebble Mine Project. Read this letter.

Statement of California State Treasurer John Chiang on Governor’s State-of-the-State Address

Read State Treasurer John Chiang’s statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s state-of-the-state address. Read this news release.

Statement from California Treasurer John Chiang on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 Budget Proposal

Read California State Treasurer John Chiang’s statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal. Read this news release.