All 2024 News Releases

May

PA 529

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Visits Eastern Center for Arts & Technology in Montgomery County

Treasurer and legislators tour EASTERN, highlight current 529 Day promotion


Willow Grove, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Rep. Nancy Guenst (D-152) and Rep. Melissa Cerrato (D-151) today visited Eastern Center for Arts & Technology (EASTERN), a career and technical education center for high school students, to celebrate this year’s 529 Day promotion and to encourage families to save for their child’s education with the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program.


PA 529

Treasurer Garrity Visits Höganäs in Somerset County

Manufacturer offers employees a match for contributions to PA 529 accounts


Hollsopple, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today visited Höganäs, the world’s leading manufacturer of metal powders for powder metallurgy, to celebrate this year’s 529 Day promotion and to encourage families to save for their child’s education with the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program.


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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces Return of More Than $30,000 in Unclaimed Property to City of Farrell


Farrell, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50), Rep. Parke Wentling (R-7) and Farrell City Mayor Kimberly Doss announced today that more than $30,000 in unclaimed property has been returned to the City of Farrell in Mercer County. The money was originally identified during an unclaimed property clinic at Rep. Wentling’s Shenango Valley district office.


Gold Records

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Returns Stolen Gold Records to the Family of Philadelphia Music Industry Icon

Jimmy Bishop Sr. was an influential disc jockey, producer, and host in Philadelphia


Bala Cynwyd, PA - Today at iHeartMedia studios, Treasurer Stacy Garrity returned three gold records to the family of Jimmy Bishop Sr., who earned widespread acclaim for his work as a disc jockey at Philadelphia’s WDAS Radio in the 1960s. The gold records were reported to Treasury as unclaimed property.


April

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Kicks Off ‘529 Day’ Promotion with Awards Totaling More Than $30,000

Three top awards of $5,529 available – enough for a year’s tuition at a Pennsylvania community college


Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that this year’s 529 Day celebration includes three top awards of $5,529, enough to cover a full year of tuition at a Pennsylvania community college. The event starts tomorrow, May 1, and Treasurer Garrity encouraged families to save for their child’s education with the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program.


March

Gold Frog Necklace

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces March 27 Unclaimed Property Auction

More than 4,350 items from Treasury’s vault will be available to bid on


Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today announced that the next online auction of unclaimed property will take place on Wednesday, March 27. This auction includes jewelry, currency, precious metals, and many other items that have been safeguarded in Treasury’s vault for more than three years.


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Treasurer Stacy Garrity: House Committee Advances Bill to Allow Tax-Free Rollovers from PA 529 plans to Roth IRAs

HB 2119 will allow more flexibility for PA 529 plans and align state and federal tax policy


Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today commended members of the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee for unanimously advancing House Bill 2119, which will allow rollovers of PA 529 College and Career Savings Program account balances into a beneficiary’s Roth IRA free of state taxes. HB 2119 is sponsored by Rep. Greg Scott (D-54) and Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-135).


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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Commends House for Passing Legislation to Strengthen PA 529 and PA ABLE

HB 1745 will create an employer tax credit for contributions to employees’ accounts


Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today commended members of the Pennsylvania House for unanimously approving House Bill 1745, sponsored by Rep. Paul Friel (D-26), which will provide a tax credit for employers who contribute to PA 529 College and Career Savings Program accounts owned by their employees. The bill includes an amendment sponsored by Rep. Joe Emrick (R-137) to extend the same benefit to employers who contribute to employees’ PA ABLE Savings Program accounts. PA ABLE is a savings program for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.


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Treasurer Garrity Celebrates Senate Finance Committee’s Passage of Legislation to Reform Board of Finance & Revenue

Pro-taxpayer legislation will improve appeals process for Pennsylvania taxpayers


Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity applauded the Senate Finance Committee’s approval of Senate Bill 1051 today. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21), will streamline and improve the process of resolving tax disputes with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR).


PA ABLE

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Celebrates $100 Million PA ABLE Milestone with Partners In Progress at Highland Chocolates


Wellsboro, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity visited Highland Chocolates, a nonprofit chocolate factory and retail store owned by Partners In Progress, today to conclude her statewide tour to celebrate the PA ABLE Savings Program surpassing $100 million in assets. PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are a tax-free way for Pennsylvanians with disabilities, and their families, to save without affecting eligibility for important benefits.


February

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Celebrates $100 Million PA ABLE Savings Milestone at Veterans Multi-Service Center


Philadelphia, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today visited the Veterans Multi-Service Center in Philadelphia to celebrate the PA ABLE Savings Program surpassing $100 million in assets. PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are a tax-free way for Pennsylvanians with disabilities, and their families, to save without affecting eligibility for important benefits.


Ullico

Treasurer Stacy Garrity: PIAA Must Comply with Right-to-Know Law by Posting Contracts to e-Library

PA Supreme Court upholds Commonwealth Court, OOR rulings


Harrisburg, PA - Following a strong decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Treasurer Stacy Garrity today called on the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) to immediately comply with the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) by posting its contracts to Treasury’s Contracts e-Library.


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Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces $25 Million Investment in Ullico Infrastructure Fund

Fund will seek to invest at least $50 million in PA infrastructure projects over four years


Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity today announced a $25 million investment in the Ullico Infrastructure Fund, which invests in infrastructure projects principally in the United States and Canada. The fund announced that it intends to invest at least twice that much – $50 million – in Pennsylvania over the next four years.


PA ABLE

Treasurer Stacy Garrity & U.S. Senator Bob Casey Celebrate $100 Million PA ABLE Milestone Ahead of Special Olympics Winter Games


Seven Springs, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity and U.S. Senator Bob Casey joined the Special Olympics Winter Games at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County today to celebrate the PA ABLE Savings Program surpassing $100 million in assets. PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are a tax-free way for Pennsylvanians with disabilities, and their families, to save without affecting eligibility for important benefits.


Unclaimed Property Day

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Celebrates National Unclaimed Property Day

Pennsylvanians encouraged to search and see if some of $4.5 billion belongs to them


Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity today encouraged all Pennsylvanians to celebrate National Unclaimed Property Day by searching Treasury’s website to see if any of the $4.5 billion in unclaimed property being safeguarded by Treasury belongs to them. More than one in ten Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property, and the average value of a claim is about $1,600.


January

Ullico

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Celebrates $100 Million PA ABLE Milestone at VisionCorps


Lancaster, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity visited VisionCorps in Lancaster County today as part of a statewide tour to celebrate the PA ABLE Savings Program surpassing $100 million in assets. PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are a tax-free way for Pennsylvanians with disabilities, and their families, to save without affecting eligibility for important benefits. VisionCorps empowers individuals who are blind or experiencing vision loss to attain independence through rehabilitation and recreational services.


PA ABLE

Treasurer Stacy Garrity & Senator Lisa Baker Celebrate $100 Million PA ABLE Milestone at Serendipity Therapeutic Riding Center


Hunlock Creek, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity and state Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) visited the Serendipity Therapeutic Riding Center in Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County today to celebrate the PA ABLE Savings Program surpassing $100 million in assets. PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts are a tax-free way for Pennsylvanians with disabilities, and their families, to save without affecting eligibility for important benefits.


Vintage baseball cards in the PA Treasury Auction

Treasurer Stacy Garrity Announces New Record for Unclaimed Property Auction Proceeds

More than $298,000 generated from fall unclaimed property auction



Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that Treasury’s fall unclaimed property auction brought in more than $298,000, the most ever generated by an unclaimed property auction in Pennsylvania. All proceeds are carefully logged by Treasury and will remain available for the rightful owners to claim no matter how much time passes.