State Treasurer of Iowa

State Treasurer of Iowa News: 2020 First Quarter Newsletter

As 2020 kicks off the start of a new decade, I have big expectations on what I want to achieve and look forward to what lies ahead. However, before we can talk about the future, it’s essential to reflect on our prior successes in the treasurer’s office. In May, I...
At the end of fiscal year 2019, the outstanding debt obligations for Iowa’s state and local governments totaled $17.1 billion. This 4.84% increase from 2018 marks the largest percentage increase since 2011. However, this amount of growth is expected in a time where interest rates are low. Cities remain the...
This January marked the third year since I created the IAble program, which helps some individuals with disabilities and their families save for qualified expenses while also protecting their eligibility for federal benefits. Traditionally, leather is known as the third anniversary gift – symbolizing its durability and flexibility. I want...
I am pleased to share the College Savings Iowa 529 Plan has eclipsed $3 billion in withdrawals for qualified educational expenses. This milestone is just one example of how College Savings Iowa plays an important role in helping families achieve their educational and career aspirations. Over the last 20 years,...
I’m excited to announce that we’ve returned over $275 million through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt since I created the program in 1983. It’s a huge accomplishment and I’m pleased we’ve hit this record milestone, but with over $398 million still waiting to be claimed, we will continue to reach...
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