Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella today called on major U.S. supermarkets to reduce their carbon footprint, by transitioning away from harmful refrigerant chemicals such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Torsella is calling on supermarkets to transition to natural refrigerants with far less environmental impact, and to increase transparency on their efforts to reduce HFC emissions.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella and Attorney General Josh Shapiro jointly filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in an appeal of LaTurner v. United States. This case is an appeal from the decision of the D.C. Court of Appeals to uphold the position of the U.S. Treasury Department that effectively undermines state unclaimed property laws designed to reunite over 62 million matured and unredeemed U.S. savings bonds with their owners. For decades, the U.S. Treasury Department has actively opposed and blocked state efforts to reclaim these funds on behalf of their citizens, keeping billions of dollars in matured and unredeemed bonds proceeds owed to American citizens.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced his strong support for a new grant program for small businesses that were impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts and subsequent business closures.
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that the PA ABLE Savings Program (PA ABLE) has surpassed $30 million in assets, reaching more than $30.5 million. PA ABLE currently benefits nearly 3,500 account owners and is the largest program in the National ABLE Alliance.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced that the five-month PA budget package, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on May 29, provides relief for borrowers of private student loans that are owned by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Borrowers of PA Forward Student Loan Program, Keystone Extra loans, and MedBest loans will automatically receive relief. For the first time nationally, critical federal protections are extended to these private student loans by:
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the next steps that the Treasury Department and the Department of Labor & Industry are taking to better serve Pennsylvanians who qualify for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which was recently targeted in a widespread fraud scheme. Starting Tuesday, June 9, Treasury will resume debit card payments to PUA claimants who already have a U.S. Bank ReliaCard. In addition, PUA claimants who do not yet have a ReliaCard are expected to receive one in the next two weeks and will then begin to receive payments on the ReliaCard.
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced that the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program Investment Plan (IP) is now ranked 8th in SavingForCollege.com’s 529 one-year performance rankings for the first quarter of 2020.
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Torsella today announced that he supported a shareholder proposal to add hourly frontline worker representation to the nominating process for Walmart’s Board of Directors. Upon approval, the proposal, filed by a Walmart associate, would have included hourly associates as director candidates at its annual shareholder meeting.