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State Treasurer refinances state bond debt, saves taxpayers $270 million

State Treasurer refinances state bond debt, saves taxpayers $270 million

. The State of California has found a way to save $270 million — without budget cuts or raising taxes. State Treasurer John Chiang recently announced that his office had completed the sale of $1.93 billion in general obligation bonds, which will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars of savings to taxpayers. Like homeowners refinancing […]

California Controller: Debt Issuance, Investments and Treasury Activities

California Controller: Debt Issuance, Investments and Treasury Activities

Debt Issuance California State and local governments issued a total of $42.7 billion in debt during the first seven months of 2015, a 25 percent increase from the same period in 2014, when $34.2 billion in debt was issued, according to data received by the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) as of August […]

California State Treasurer Chiang Announces Sale of $1.9 Billion in State Bonds

California State Treasurer Chiang Announces Sale of $1.9 Billion in State Bonds

Editor’s Note: Just think of these as I.O.U’s and we are the ones who will be paying them off. State Treasurer John Chiang today announced the sale of $1.9 billion in tax-exempt State of California general obligation bonds. “These bonds help strengthen our communities by helping to fund the construction of roads, schools and other […]

‘Significant Financings’ or Putting it on the State’s Credit Card

‘Significant Financings’ or Putting it on the State’s Credit Card

Editor’s Note: Make no mistake about it, these bonds and “financings” are putting debt on the State’s Credit Card. One day, they will have to be paid back.  Oh well, like Scarlet, let’s think about that tomorrow.  Treasurer John Chiang oversees several boards, commissions and authorities that award financing, tax credits, grants, loans, and other […]

The CalCheck Report: Update on California’s Economic Health

The CalCheck Report: Update on California’s Economic Health

By Lynn Reaser California’s economy continues to move forward, supported by a broad-based recovery. Ongoing advances in leisure and hospitality along with health care remain supportive, while a rebound in housing and construction and a surge in technology and innovation are providing a special thrust. California scored another strong jobs report in May, with nonfarm […]

Controller claims California’s Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest Level in 14 Years

Controller claims California’s Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest Level in 14 Years

Greek Debt Crisis: No Measurable Impact on California Treasurer’s Short-Term Investments

Greek Debt Crisis: No Measurable Impact on California Treasurer’s Short-Term Investments

State Treasurer John Chiang today issued the following statement to investors: “The deterioration of the Greek fiscal situation this week is most unfortunate and will have a long-term impact on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU). However, California’s Pooled Money Investment Account (PMIA) has no direct Greek exposure. As manager of […]

California Treasurer to Help Businesses Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

California Treasurer to Help Businesses Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

New Program Aims to Reduce Vehicle Emissions by Expanding Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in CA California launched a $2 million financing program today that provides incentives to small business owners and landlords to install electric vehicle charging stations for their employees, clients and tenants. The program announced by State Treasurer John Chiang and California Energy Commissioner […]

CA Treasurer Chiang operating way out of his job description

CA Treasurer Chiang operating way out of his job description

By George Miller   Why is the Treasurer releasing a constant stream of press releases promoting himself and causes that sometimes have little to do with his job responsibilities? His press release (below) from the CA State Treasurer is so wrong on multiple levels: The Treasurer isn’t focusing totally on his job. He should be warning the […]

California State Controller’s office gives citizens a peek into their local government’s financial data

California State Controller’s office gives citizens a peek into their local government’s financial data

By Debra Tash In an effort to make government more transparent, California State John Chiang’s office has a new interactive website that gives taxpayers access to their local government’s financial/fiscal data.  Chiang, who is termed out this election cycle, has “posted over 13 million fields of financial information, provided by California’s 58 counties and more […]

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