Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the donation of approximately $25,000 worth of physical property held in the Bureau of Unclaimed Property vault to Central Pennsylvania non-profits. The donated items were turned over to the state as part of the Commonwealth’s unclaimed property program with no known rightful owner.
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Joe Torsella today celebrated the fifth anniversary of the passage of the national Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE). This legislation, sponsored by Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senator Bob Casey, paved the way for states to create ABLE programs. ABLE programs give people with disabilities access to savings options, without impacting eligibility for essential federal benefits.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that a Proposed Stipulation of Settlement has been filed to resolve all outstanding claims against all remaining defendant banks in a lawsuit alleging price-fixing of government-sponsored entity (“GSE”) bonds. The case is presently before the U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Judge Jed. S. Rakoff.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the results of the 6-county Keystone Scholars pilot program, which showed that families in pilot counties were twice as likely, across every demographic, to continue saving for their child’s future education using a PA 529 account, than non-pilot counties.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that for the third year in a row he will donate the full amount of his automatic pay increase in 2020 to the Keystone Scholars program.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella joined five other institutional investors to call for an independent board chair at Facebook, Inc. The investors have re-filed their proposal to separate the positions of Board Chair and CEO, which earned 68% support from shareholders outside of Facebook’s headquarters in May of 2019. The proposal will be voted on at Facebook’s 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today issued the following statement regarding the approval of SERS’ newest Investment Policy Statement, which increases transparency and liquidity of investments, while reducing management fees paid to external advisors: