Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced today that the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program Investment Plan (IP) has received a rare Morningstar Silver RatingTM as part of Morningstar’s review of the Top 529 College Savings Plans of 2020. This is the IP’s second upgrade in two years after last year’s Morningstar Bronze RatingTM. Nationwide, only fourteen plans rated as Silver (11) or Gold (3).
The legislature recently amended Pennsylvania’s Disposition of Abandoned and Unclaimed Property law (“Unclaimed Property Law”) to include language specifying that stock, dividends, and other passive investments are not reportable to Treasury until three years after the holder has “lost contact” with the owner. Act of June 22, 2018 (P.L. __, No. 42). Effectively, the reporting requirements for these types of investment accounts are now consistent with the requirements pertaining to retirement accounts.
Final Report and Recommendations: Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella along with Senator John Yudichak today announced the beginning of legislative efforts to implement the Pennsylvania Skills Compact—a two-year, tuition-free higher education program to expand opportunity for every Pennsylvanian. The two years of training could be used to attain associate’s degrees, technical certifications and other professional and occupational credentials, as detailed in Treasury’s August newsletter.
Harrisburg, PA - Treasurer Torsella today announced the establishment of the Keystone Green Bank Partnership (Keystone Green), in coordination with the Department of Environmental Protection. Keystone Green will provide attractive financing to projects that support clean and alternative energy sources, non-fossil fuel transportation, and other similar projects.
Harrisburg, PA - State Treasurer Joe Torsella today issued the following statement, after unanimous votes by the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) to report carried interest paid by the fund per manager, and to disclose travel expenses incurred by SERS staff. These moves come soon after the system voted to live stream all board meetings to the public, beginning in December.