News Releases - January 2017

Pennsylvanians Can Now Send State Tax Refunds Directly to a PA 529 College Savings Account

Harrisburg, PA – PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that, for the first time, Pennsylvanians can deposit their state income tax refund directly into an existing, tax-exempt Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program account. With the new option, all or a portion of a refund can be sent to one or multiple accounts.

Auditor General DePasquale, Treasurer Torsella Warn of Health Care, Fiscal Impacts if Medicaid Expansion Eliminated

Harrisburg, PA – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Treasurer Joe Torsella today warned Congress that eliminating the Medicaid expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act could jeopardize health care for more than 675,000 Pennsylvanians and push the state’s structural budget deficit even higher.

At Swearing-In, New PA Treasurer Joe Torsella Calls for Accountability, Transparency and Innovation with Bipartisan Support

Harrisburg, PA – After taking the oath of office at Camp Curtin Academy, a Harrisburg, PA public middle school, Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella called for a commitment to government that is accountable, transparent and uses technology and innovation to financially empower all Pennsylvanians.