Category Archives: State Treasury

Oregon’s Tobias Read May Have Just Suggested The Solution To The Nation’s Retirement Savings Dilemma

Is Washington finally perking its ears up at the retirement solution offered by the Child IRA? The possibility increased as Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read cracked the door open when he testified before the United States Senate Committee on Finance this past Tuesday. Source: Oregon’s Tobias Read May Have Just Suggested The Solution To The […]
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Janet Stevens column: ABLE accounts a boon for those with disabilities

Oregon’s ABLE accounts currently give roughly 2,000 people with disabilities something they’ve never had before, the right to save money for the future. Source: Janet Stevens column: ABLE accounts a boon for those with disabilities

Why Participate in the OregonSaves Employer Survey?

Q&A with John Scott, director of Pew’s retirement savings project. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ retirement savings project is conducting an OregonSaves employer survey, a poll of decision-makers at small to midsize private sector enterprises that are participating in the OregonSaves retirement program. John Scott, the Pew project director, answers questions about the effort. Source: Why […]
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Oregon’s Threemile Canyon Farms dairy to sell natural gas from manure

As milk prices plummet, Oregon’s largest dairy hopes to cash in on another kind of commodity produced by its cows: Manure. Boardman’s Threemile Canyon Farms is partnering with a Portland investment fund in a $55 million project to convert methane from the waste produced by its 70,000 cows into natural gas, which will be sold […]
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Treasury sells $100 million in bonds for Elliott Forest

The money will allow the state to eventually free the Elliott from its money-making obligations. The state has sold $100 million in bonds, kickstarting a process to decouple the Elliott State Forest from a state fund for education, State Treasurer Tobias Read said Thursday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Treasury sells $100 million in bonds […]
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Oregon Sells Bonds To Pay The Elliott State Forest’s Obligation To Schools

Oregon sold $100 million in bonds on Thursday to pay a portion of the Elliott State Forest’s obligation to raise money for schools. Source: Oregon Sells Bonds To Pay The Elliott State Forest’s Obligation To Schools | Jefferson Public Radio

Guest column: Shutdown brought savings issues to light

The government shutdown dominated headlines for much of the new year, and the news media seemingly explored every related issue. But the shutdown brought to fore one issue in particular that has for years plagued Americans, though it’s probably not the first issue to come to mind. In fact, it has little to do with […]
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State, OSU Move Ahead On Elliott State Forest Transfer Plan

A proposal to transfer ownership of the Elliott State Forest from the state to Oregon State University is taking a small step forward. The Oregon Department of State Lands says it is prepared to sign a framework agreement — called a memorandum of understanding — with the University Tuesday that will allow the two to […]
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Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read apologizes for College Savings Plan transition problems

Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read apologized Friday to Oregon College Savings Plan participants for the account access and customer service problems they’ve encountered since the program transitioned to a new program administrator four months ago. “We fell short on a number of the customer service standards you deserve and have come to expect,” Read said in […]
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Oregon College Savings Plan transition still rocky for some

Four months after the Oregon College Savings Plan switched plan administrators and promised snazzy, new service upgrades to its 109,000 accounts, the plan’s website still lacks some basic information and functionality, and some users claim the administrator is dropping the ball in processing transactions. Source: Oregon College Savings Plan transition still rocky for some