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  • Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord (D) abruptly resigns, plea-bargains.

    02/01/2015 3:34:28 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | January 30th, 2015 | Moe Lane
    You almost have to feel sorry for new Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf (D). The man’s just moved into Harrisburg, gotten his voice mail straightened out, starting to get a feel for the morning commute, and then WHAMM! – his (Democratic) Attorney General (Kathleen Kane) is on the verge of being indicted for perjury and his (Democratic) Treasurer (Rob McCord) is resigning, not to mention preparing to plead out on extortion charges:
  • Wisconsin treasurer fulfills campaign pledge by laying off staff

    01/28/2015 10:14:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-28-15 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. — Newly elected state Treasurer Matt Adamczyk ran on a campaign pledge of cutting 80 percent from a $545,000 annual budget. A few weeks into his first and supposed only term, he has, through lay-offs, already gotten rid of his two-member staff. Adamczyk also declined to fill an empty deputy treasurer position that was paying close to $107,000 a year in salary and benefits. “I’m a big believer that in government it’s not our job just to give people jobs,” Adamczyk told Wisconsin Reporter. The state has transferred most of the treasurer’s duties to other government agencies over...
  • GAFFE: Markey Unable to Answer Basic Financial Question ( Colorado )

    10/20/2014 8:08:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | October 20, 2014
    And you thought the Treasurer’s debate would be boring. That was the observation made by Fox 31 political reporter Eli Stokols as he moderated a debate between Treasurer Walker Stapleton and failed Congresswoman Betsy Markey. At about the 7 minute mark in the below video is when things get really heated. Stapleton asks Markey a basic question about public finance: “Could you describe to me what a yield curve is, please?” She is unable to answer. ... Stapleton has a degree in business economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is not...
  • Pennsylvania Treasury Creates $1.5 Billion Credit Line to Sustain State Operations

    09/17/2014 3:25:57 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    The McCord Report ^ | September 16, 2014 | Rob McCord
    A Message from Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord Yesterday, the state’s General Fund balance dipped below zero -- the earliest point in a fiscal year this has happened since at least the year 2000. In response and after consulting with the Department of Auditor General, Treasury made a $1.5 billion line of credit available to the commonwealth to cope with what is clearly an alarming structural fiscal imbalance. Treasury’s line of credit will help the commonwealth avoid high transaction costs typically associated with tax anticipation notes, and it allows the state to draw down on the loan only as needed...
  • 2 Republicans propose eliminating state treasurer, secretary of state

    07/08/2013 1:34:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-7-13 | Michael Phyllis
    Madison — Already relieved of most of the responsibilities required of their offices in other states, the positions of secretary of state and state treasurer would be eliminated under a constitutional amendment proposed by two Assembly Republicans. "In this day and age, they are outdated positions," said Rep. Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva). "We can save the state some money by eliminating them." The positions are much weaker than in other states. Republican State Treasurer Kurt Schuller, for example, had one of his last major responsibilities — authority of the state's unclaimed property program — eliminated under the state budget. Eliminating...
  • Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    08/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-12 | Paul Connor
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday evening that would exempt some senior-level presidential appointees from Senate confirmation. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July. The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department...
  • MF Global executive refuses to testify before Congress (Assistant Treasurer Edith O'Brien)

    03/28/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/28/12 | Sarah N. Lynch and Aruna Viswanatha - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A finance executive at MF Global Holdings Ltd invoked her right against self-incrimination as lawmakers heard from officials who played critical roles in the final days of the futures brokerage, when a huge and still unexplained shortfall in customer money surfaced. Assistant Treasurer Edith O'Brien, believed to have been involved in authorizing a $175 million transfer that may have included customer funds, three days before MF Global's bankruptcy filing on October 31, declined to testify on Wednesday. "On advice of counsel I respectfully decline to answer based on my constitutional right," she told subcommittee chairman Randy Neugebauer...
  • Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (D), Wife of CA Treasurer (D), Acknowledges Substance Abuse, Affair

    02/15/2012 7:18:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 8+ views ^ | 02/14/2012 | Josh Richman
    Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California treasurer, acknowledges substance abuse, affair (Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer at a public event in San Leandro, Calif., April 22, 2011.) Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said Tuesday that she's in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair culminated in a beating by her ex-lover. The announcement marked a sharp turn in the career of a woman who at 40 had been seen as a rising star in California politics. The scandal is also an ugly footnote on her husband's nearly four-decade-long career, which made him...
  • Fraud case leaves California Democrats scrambling

    10/23/2011 12:26:48 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies
    Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 10/22/2011 | Mary Slosson
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms. Kinde Durkee, who controlled the funds of roughly 400 candidates and groups, ranging from Senator Dianne Feinstein to local Democratic youth clubs, was arrested in September and charged with fraud. While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further...
  • Is Treasurer Maria Pappas Wasting Your Tax Dollars? (Cook Co. IL)

    01/13/2011 10:23:29 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    CBS2 ^ | 1/12/11 | Pam Zekman
    She has a driver who makes $94,000 a year and a cleaning lady making $57,000 a year. Is Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas wasting tax dollars? In a joint investigation with the Better Government Association, CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman has been following these employees and found that their job titles have nothing to do with the work they actually do. ...But the driver is hidden in the budget as a “Project Leader.” The official job summary description includes; consulting with county officials “in the design, development and implementation of varied and highly sophisticated computer software applications to enhance business...
  • Video: California treasurer tells legislature to get a clue (2/3 of legislation is just junk !)

    10/25/2009 7:25:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 656+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    I’m not sure which is most amusing about Bill Lockyer’s rant to the state legislature this week. Is it his assertion that Democrats have to call out other Democrats when they run off the rails? Perhaps his telling them that two-thirds of what they produce is “just junk”? Insisting that more taxes won’t solve their problems, and that they have to start looking for ways to save money instead? Actually, all of that and more is just simple truth. Watch this first and see if you catch my favorite moment in this clip: CLICK ABOVE LINK TO VIEW THE SHORT...
  • State treasurer: Federal education funds on hold (Arizona)

    07/15/2009 10:16:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 607+ views ^ | 7/15/09 | HOWARD FISCHER, CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES
    PHOENIX - Arizona is having to borrow money because the U.S. Department of Education is imposing new requirements for the state to get stimulus funds, Treasurer Dean Martin is charging. "What Arizona has received is endless bureaucratic red tape and constantly changing rules to delay access to funds,'' he said Wednesday. The result, said Martin, is Arizona doesn't have use of $433 million it should have had by now.
  • Infant Son of State Treasurer Martin Has Died

    05/28/2009 12:52:59 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 24 replies · 1,802+ views ^ | 28 May, 2009
    Austin Michael Wright died Wednesday night, two days after Dean Martin's wife Kerry died after complications from childbirth.
  • Wife of Arizona State Treasurer dies after giving birth

    05/26/2009 2:18:47 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 56 replies · 3,777+ views | 26 May, 2009 | Dave Biscobing
    The wife of Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin passed away Monday night shortly after giving birth to the couple's firstborn son.
  • { Bill Lockyer } California treasurer will run the state on Inauguration Day

    01/17/2009 6:31:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 449+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/17/9 | Peter Hecht
    It's looks like state Treasurer Bill Lockyer is going to be the next governor of California – at least for a day. With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other top office holders heading to Washington, D.C., to witness the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, California's affairs of state will be left to the man who stands sixth in line to the Governor's Office under the state constitution. Lockyer will be riding high because – in order of succession – Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Secretary of State Debra Bowen and Attorney General Jerry...
  • Westlund may soon draw an opponent...or not

    12/05/2007 10:41:56 AM PST · by Danae · 5 replies · 103+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 12-04-2007 | JMapes
    State Sen. Ben Westlund, D-Bend, is coming close to shutting the door on any serious Democrat jumping in to challenge him for the state Treasurer's job. But he may soon have a Republican competitor in the wings. Salem lobbyist Craig Campbell, who has important political ties in both parties, told me he is seriously considering running for state treasurer. "It's really a fascinating job," said Campbell. "It has a tremendous amount of responsibility." But he said he first has to decide what kind of impact a statewide campaign would have on his family - he has two young children -...
  • CA: Treasurer sees deficits extending for 20 years without fixes ("fixes" aka higher fees/taxes)

    10/01/2007 8:02:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 114+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/1/07 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    California will face persistent budget deficits over the next 20 years unless officials take corrective steps that could include ending state support for the University of California and asking voters to raise property taxes to pay for public works projects, Treasurer Bill Lockyer said Monday. The annual debt affordability report prepared by the treasurer's office projects an average yearly gap between revenue and spending of 3.5 percent, which would translate to a $14.6 billion shortfall in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2027, according to Lockyer. "The sooner we get to fixing this problem, the easier and the smaller is...
  • CA: Former South Gate treasurer sentenced to 10 years in bribery case

    11/28/2006 4:41:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 316+ views
    The former treasurer of the city of South Gate was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for extracting nearly $2 million in bribes from contractors and sharing the money with family and friends. Albert Robles, 41, was taken into custody immediately after his sentencing. He was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson to pay back more than $600,000 to the city in southeast Los Angeles County. Robles was convicted in July 2005 of five counts of bribery, four counts of money laundering and 21 counts of defrauding citizens of South Gate. Prosecutors depicted the city...
  • CA: Lockyer, Parrish vie for treasurer

    09/27/2006 10:35:24 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies · 198+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 27 September 2006 | George Avalos
    Lockyer, Parrish vie for treasurer WINNER TO BE INVESTOR-IN-CHIEF By George Avalos MediaNews The major-party candidates for state treasurer recognize the challenges that come with being California's investor in chief -- a job often regarded as nothing more than a financial and economic soapbox. State Attorney General Bill Lockyer, a Democrat, and state Board of Equalization board member Claude Parrish, a Republican, are among a handful of candidates vying for a post whose occupant can get the ear of Wall Street, which for years has scrutinized California's financial health and mammoth government operations. (SNIP) The two candidates disagree about the...
  • Live Thread - California Primary Election - 6 June 2006

    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • CA Field Poll: Lt Gov, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Sec of State

    06/03/2006 9:11:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 435+ views
    Field Poll ^ | 3 June 2006
    Field Poll link Lt. Governor (Democratic): In the contested Democratic primary for Lt. Governor, State Senator Jackie Speier has pulled ahead of State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and State Senator Liz Figueroa. The current poll finds Speier the choice of 30% of likely Democratic primary voters, with Garamendi at 25% and Figueroa far behind at 8%. More than one in three voters (37%) are undecided. The current findings are a reversal of voter preferences from April when Garamendi held the lead over Speier. • Attorney General (Democratic): Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown continues to hold a comfortable lead over Los Angeles...
  • Navy Hero Of 2001 Nominated For Treasurer In 2006 (Nebraska)

    05/10/2006 1:45:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Nebraskans like fellows who have distinguished military records, especially the kind that involve daring deeds worthy of an action figure. The Medal of Honor for service as one of the Navy’s vaunted SEAL commandos never did Bob Kerrey any harm in his successful campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate. Shane Osborn, the political novice who drew international attention as a Navy pilot whose plane was forced down on Chinese territory, no doubt benefited from his experience Tuesday. Osborn defeated incumbent State Treasurer Ron Ross in the Republican primary. Osborn rolled up 63 percent of votes cast; Ross had 37...
  • Hillary Treasurer Grossman Admits Filing False FEC...

    01/18/2006 11:55:04 AM PST · by crushelits · 5 replies · 390+ views ^ | 01/05/2006 9:38:55 AM PST | Peter Paul & doug from upland
    or can it be kept alive.... Hillary Treasurer Grossman Admits Filing False FEC Reports Hiding Paul's $1.2 Million ContributionPeter Paul ^ | 1-4-06 | Peter Paul Posted on 01/05/2006 9:38:55 AM PST by doug from upland January 04, 2006 Hillary Treasurer Grossman Admits Filing False FEC Reports Hiding Peter Paul's $1.2 Million Contribution The FEC has formally determined that Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign treasurer, Andrew Grossman is legally responsible for the three false FEC reports that Hillary's finance director, David Rosen, was criminally charged and tried for in mid-2005. Mr. Grossman signed a "Conciliation Agreement" with the FEC on December...
  • CA: Treasurer: State not ready for new projects (already has $17 billion in unused bonds)

    12/21/2005 9:46:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 160+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/20/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — The governor and lawmakers plan to make 2006 the year of infrastructure bonds, but the state treasurer warned Tuesday that California already has $17 billion in unused bonds for projects that have been delayed by staffing shortages, bureaucratic red tape and other woes. Phil Angelides said it is "critical for the state to accelerate the delivery of the bond-funded state projects and programs that have already been approved by the Legislature and the voters but not built or completed." Aides to Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is seeking re-election, downplayed the problem, which Angelides, a Democrat running for...
  • CA: Treasurer calls on teachers fund to divest Chinese energy holding (Phil Angelides)

    12/02/2005 4:11:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 336+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/2/05 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state pension fund for teachers should sell its $24 million investment in PetroChina Co. following a massive chemical spill at one of the company's plants in northeastern China, state Treasurer Phil Angelides said Friday. Angelides said the firm was slow to respond to the Nov. 13 disaster, which contaminated the drinking water supply for nearly 4 million people. He said the company also has ties to the Sudanese government, which has been accused of human rights violations. "It is clear that PetroChina's activities demonstrate significant environmental risks, human rights violations and ethical liabilities that present too...
  • Ex-New Mexico treasurer pleads guilty to extortion (D-Michael Montoya)

    11/08/2005 2:16:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 392+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A former New Mexico state treasurer entered a guilty plea Tuesday to accepting a kickback from an investment adviser while in office. Michael Montoya, 53, could get up to 12 years in prison on the extortion charge but would probably get a break for cooperating with prosecutors in their case against his successor, Robert Vigil, who is also accused of demanding kickbacks. A federal judge did not immediately decide whether to accept the plea. Montoya, who was treasurer from 1995 to 2002, acknowledged receiving $278,500 in kickbacks from Kent Nelson, who was hired to invest state money,...
  • N.M. treasurer quits as impeachment looms (D-Vigil)

    10/26/2005 7:00:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 417+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/05 | BARRY MASSEY - ap
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's indicted state treasurer resigned Wednesday shortly after lawmakers began considering whether he should be impeached. Robert Vigil's resignation came more than a month after he was arrested and charged with extortion in a federal investigation into an alleged kickback scheme involving state investments. Vigil, 52, announced his resignation, effective immediately, in a letter to Gov. Bill Richardson and Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron. "I have committed no crime, and the allegation made by the federal government are false," Vigil wrote. "I look forward to the day when a jury will hear all of...
  • CA: Simon out of treasurer's race

    10/25/2005 9:51:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 514+ views
    Sac Bee Insider Web Log ^ | 10/25/05 | Daniel Weintraub
    Bill Simon, the investor and philanthropist who was the Republican nominee against Gray Davis in 2002, has sent a letter to supporters informing them that he won’t be a candidate for state treasurer next year as he had planned. In the letter, Simon cites the oft-used “personal” reasons for backing out, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. But this is one case where that might actually be true. Simon has confided in friends in recent months that the unanticipated pressures involved in caring for their developmentally disabled 17-year-old son have been all-consuming for him and his...
  • U.S. case against N.M. treasurer expands (refuses to resign, Impeachment looms)

    10/13/2005 9:42:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 677+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/05 | Felicia Fonseca -ap
    ALBUQUERQUE - Federal prosecutors charged New Mexico's state treasurer with 19 counts of extortion Wednesday, alleging he pocketed $265,000 in kickbacks while investing public money. Treasurer Robert Vigil had pleaded not guilty to two earlier counts of extortion in the case and maintains his innocence, attorney Sam Bregman said. He called the FBI's and U.S. attorney's evidence in support of the indictment "pathetic." "I've never been more sure of an outcome in a criminal case than I am today. And that outcome will be not guilty," Bregman said. Prosecutors also have charged former Treasurer Michael Montoya in the alleged scheme,...
  • California treasurer warns against more borrowing (Phil Angelides)

    10/03/2005 3:45:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 667+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/3/05 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Treasurer Phil Angelides on Monday warned against California borrowing more money to close spending gaps, even as the state faces a potential $6 billion deficit next fiscal year. In his annual report to the Legislature on the state's debt, Angelides said the cost of paying off past loans has become a significant expense. He said service on the debt will cost $3.5 billion by the 2007-2008 fiscal year, more than the state now spends supporting the University of California system. Angelides, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor next year, also criticized $10.9 billion in...
  • New Mexico treasurer pleads not guilty (to federal racketeering charges)

    09/19/2005 2:36:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 491+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/19/05 | Felicia Fonseca -ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico state treasurer and his predecessor pleaded not guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges involving kickbacks of cash, cars and expensive tickets to political fundraisers. Robert Vigil and former Treasurer Michael Montoya are accused of steering state business to an investment adviser in exchange for nearly $700,000. If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of 20 years on each of two counts. "Mr. Vigil, from day one, has attempted to clean up this office, and that's what he has done," said Vigil's attorney, Sam Bregman, who blamed the allegations on disgruntled former employees. Montoya...
  • Ex-Philly treasurer gets 10-year sentence

    07/19/2005 10:44:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 608+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/19/05 | Janice Podsada - AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city's former treasurer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday in a federal investigation that came to light when an FBI bug was discovered in the mayor's office. Corey Kemp was found guilty in May of taking part in a scheme to trade city contracts for gifts, favors and cash. The case hinged on telephone calls, secretly recorded by the FBI over nine months, in which Kemp and Democratic fundraiser Ronald A. White talked about shaking down businessmen for contributions and other payments. The FBI also bugged Mayor John F. Street's City...
  • Pa. County Having Trouble With Treasurer (Gary Felasco -Democrat)

    03/22/2005 9:46:07 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 743+ views
    ap ^ | 3-22-05 | Joe Mandak
    Pa. County Having Trouble With Treasurer Tue Mar 22, 8:11 PM ET Strange News - AP By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press Writer NEW CASTLE, Pa. - First, county Treasurer Gary Felasco hadn't paid his property taxes for years. Then, his county cell phone number turned up on a Web site promoting sex parties. The local newspaper conducted a sting: They called the number at "Jeannie in the Bottle" and got directions from someone named Gary to an Ohio hotel where a swingers' party was advertised. Outside, they snapped a picture of Felasco's van. A year later, Felasco is still Lawrence...
  • CA: Treasurer demands governor's records from review meetings (Angelides in '06 Alert)

    09/16/2004 6:22:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 187+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/16/04 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Treasurer Phil Angelides requested Thursday that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turn over records of meetings with private interests regarding the California Performance Review, the 2,700-page proposal to overhaul state government. In a letter sent this week to Schwarzenegger's legal affairs secretary Peter Siggins, Angelides asked for all records of meetings between lobbyists, corporations, consultants, individuals or organizations that met with the governor or the CPR staff during the crafting of the plan. The governor's office maintains that the meetings held on the proposal were listed in the report and in 108 boxes of archived materials relating to...
  • CA: Treasurer (Angelides), CalPERS seek to end 'golden parachutes' from mergers

    08/13/2004 3:23:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 251+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/13/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest public pension fund will lead a drive to rein in lucrative severance packages designed by and for corporate executives and that are triggered by they mergers they engineer, officials said Friday. California Treasurer Phil Angelides and other members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System board plan to recruit other pension systems and shareholder groups nationwide to fight the recent escalation by targeting selected merger proposals for defeat next year. The initiative is the latest in a series of steps by CalPERS and the nation's third-largest pension system, the California State Teachers Retirement System,...
  • {Will Wyoming Now Abandon} Term Limits for the Top Five {Officials}?

    05/14/2004 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-14-04 | Olson, Ilene
    Term limits for the top five? The court ruling didn't apply to the governor and 4 other elected leaders, but they haven't indicated that challenging the law is in their plans. By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Since Wyoming's term-limits law for legislators was overturned, many have wondered what that could mean for the law that requires the state's top five elected officials to step down after eight years of service. In a decision last week, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled the law limiting legislators to 12 years of service in the House of Representatives...
  • {Louisiana Democrat John} Kennedy Assembles Senate Campaign

    02/17/2004 5:50:12 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 02-17-03 | Not given, John Hill
    <p>BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy already has plans to introduce four pieces of legislation if he is elected to the U.S. Senate this November.</p> <p>Kennedy, one of three announced contenders to replace Sen. John Breaux, who has announced his retirement, told the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday that he's running because "Louisiana needs an aggressive voice in Congress."</p>
  • Ed Meyer for North Carolina Treasurer launches campaign site

    02/08/2004 9:11:18 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 3 replies · 1,653+ views
    Ed Meyer for State Treasurer ^ | N/A | Ed Meyer campaign
    As your State Treasurer, Ed Meyer Will:Restore Trust and Integrity to North Carolina's Government The corruption scandals that have plagued North Carolina government have harmed the trust once held by many citizens in their elected officials. As a Reagan Republican, Ed Meyer will bring the highest sense of trust and integrity to State government. Ed Meyer will not accept campaign contributions from the executives or employees of the companies that manage government employee pension funds for which the State Treasurer is a fiduciary. Ed Meyer will bring a high level of disclosure of Treasurer Office operations and investments to the...
  • CA: Treasurer urges investment for state to maintain educational innovation (Angelides)

    01/21/2004 9:54:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 179+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/21/04 | Ann E. Marimow
    <p>SACRAMENTO - State Treasurer Phil Angelides on Tuesday decried Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts to higher education as crippling to the very job-creating machine the Republican governor promises to rev up.</p> <p>In a two-day, six-stop tour from Chico to San Diego, the Democrat will argue that investment in higher education is critical to maintaining California's innovative edge. Angelides, a likely contender for governor in 2006, has assumed the mantle of Schwarzenegger's chief critic.</p>
  • Former U.S. treasurer hopes for knockout shot at Boxer (Rosario Marin announces today)

    12/02/2003 9:28:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 217+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/2/03 | Dena Bunis
    <p>Rosario Marin believes it's time Sen. Barbara Boxer ran against a pro-choice woman. And she knows it doesn't hurt that she's a Latina in a state where Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic group.</p> <p>Marin, former U.S. treasurer and official in former Gov. Pete Wilson's administration, will formally announce her candidacy for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate today on the City Hall steps in Huntington Park, where she served as mayor.</p>
  • CA: Treasurer proposes state build electricity grid upgrades

    11/04/2003 9:35:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 306+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/4/03 | Jennifer Coleman - AP
    <p>California's electric grid needs repair and if private companies won't step up to fix it, the state should, California Treasurer Phil Angelides said Tuesday.</p> <p>Angelides, a Democrat, outlined his proposal to have the state issue bonds to build or upgrade the grid through the California Power and Conservation Financing Authority -- the same agency Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed dismantling when he takes office.</p>
  • Race Could Be Key Issue in Tight Contest for MS Treasurer's Position

    11/02/2003 6:56:39 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 145+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 11-02-03 | Salter, Sid
    <p>Republican state treasurer nominee Tate Reeves is about as fine a young man as I've met.</p> <p>Smart, polite, hard-working, you name it. He and his wife make a nice couple. He's well-educated (Millsaps undergraduate degree in economics), has excellent professional credentials and solid private sector financial experience.</p>
  • Anderson (D), Reeves(R) Win Party Runoffs for MS Treasurer

    08/27/2003 5:36:34 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 193+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 08-27-03 | Goodman, Julie
    <p>Anderson, 47, at least the second black candidate to make a historic bid for statewide office this year, slipped by his opponent, state Sen. Rob Smith, in one of three statewide runoffs Tuesday.</p> <p>He joins Democrat Barbara Blackmon, also vying to become the first black statewide elected official since the late 19th century. Republican Roger Crowder, whose race was still undecided late Tuesday, could be a third.</p>
  • CA: Ex-U.S. treasurer may take on Boxer

    07/11/2003 7:36:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/11/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin has taken the first step toward running in the 2004 Republican primary to challenge California Sen. Barbara Boxer.</p> <p>Marin, who stepped down on June 30 from her post with the Bush administration, announced Thursday that she had formed an exploratory committee to allow her to begin raising money for a possible run.</p>
  • Open Mississippi Treasurer's Race Among Most Competitive in the State This Year

    07/07/2003 7:21:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 160+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 07-07-03 | Sawyer, Patrice
    <p>Generally a yawner, the state treasurer's election is shaping up to be the most hotly contested political race this year.</p> <p>"The treasurer's race is not the glamour race. It's not the glamour office. But it is a very important office to the state and the citizens," said candidate Cindy Ayers Elliott.</p>
  • US treasurer resigning, returning to California (Run for Senate Ahead?)

    05/22/2003 8:29:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 732+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/22/03 | Jeannine Aversa - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, the highest-ranking Latin American woman in the Bush administration, plans to leave her post at the end of June, the Treasury Department announced Thursday.</p> <p>Marin, who became the 41st treasurer in the summer of 2001, is being floated as a possible Republican contender for a Senate seat from California in 2004.</p>
  • Abortion foes back Fletcher, Richards: Right to Life committee makes primary choices

    04/25/2003 11:55:40 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 2 replies · 886+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | April 25, 2003 | AL CROSS
    <p>The political arm of the Kentucky Right to Life Association, the state's leading anti-abortion group, has endorsed Republican Ernie Fletcher and Democrat Jody Richards for governor in the May 20 primary election.</p> <p>The endorsement could be a greater boost for Richards, who has trailed in fund-raising and polls in his Democratic race with Attorney General Ben Chandler and businessman Bruce Lunsford.</p>
  • Grayson's war chest is growing [KY 2003]

    04/25/2003 11:06:04 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 2 replies · 919+ views
    The Kentucky Post ^ | 04-25-2003 | Luke E. Saladin
    Northern Kentucky Republican Trey Grayson has raised more money than all three Democrats running for secretary of state in the most recent campaign finance period, according to reports released on Thursday. Grayson, however, still trails Democrat Russ Maple, a Jefferson County insurance executive seeking the office, by more than $200,000 in total contributions. Kenton County Commissioner Adam Koenig, a Republican running for state treasurer, is looking at an even larger gap between himself and his opponent. Democratic incumbent Jonathan Miller has raised a total of $401,007.70, to Koenig's $11,175. Grayson, of Fort Mitchell, and Koenig, who lives in Villa Hills,...
  • Getting in the Ring With Boxer? [ROSARIO MARIN!!!]

    04/07/2003 7:09:37 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 38 replies · 509+ views ^ | April 6, 2003 | Brian Faler
    Getting in the Ring With Boxer? Political insiders have been speculating for weeks that U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin might challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in next year's election. Marin has yet to confirm or deny such talk, but she also doesn't seem to mind it. Marin, the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Bush administration, invited reporters last week to a luncheon, where she discussed California's budget woes and her prescriptions for its ailing economy. But she peppered her talk, which reads very much like a campaign speech, with stories of her life -- her childhood, career and family -- and...
  • CA: Pension funds sought for `war'

    03/07/2003 9:56:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 259+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 3/7/03 | Mark Schwanhausser
    <p>California Treasurer Phil Angelides called Thursday for the state's two huge pension funds to combine forces in what he calls a ``war'' to clean up corporate wrongdoing and re-establish faith in the financial markets.</p> <p>His goal is to form a single unit that would press for corporate reforms, conduct investigations and scrutinize corporate activities for both the $133 billion Public Employees' Retirement System and the $90 billion State Teachers' Retirement System.</p>