Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced that PA Treasury has expanded capabilities to the Transparency Portal by introducing new features as part of Phase 5 advancements. The portal will now provide the budgetary status for the General Fund along with collected revenue data.
Contributions to the Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program hit a new high in 2018. Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella said Monday that Pennsylvania families saved more in 2018 than in any other year of the program’s 25-year history.
When State Treasurer Joe Torsella was growing up, he was surrounded—in his small Northeastern Pennsylvania town—by people who knew and kept an eye on him, and by aunts and uncles who celebrated every birthday and special occasion by gifting him not toys, or cash, but a $25 bond for his future education. “I thought it sucked,” Torsella recalls.
Every dollar in the Treasury comes from the hard work of Pennsylvania taxpayers. Pennsylvanians need to trust that their money will be managed with fairness and integrity, uncompromised by conflicts of interest, political affiliation, favoritism, or other unfair considerations. Under my administration, the days of needing to know someone to do business with Treasury will be over.
We can and should do much better.
“I’ll be the kind of commonsense problem solver Pennsylvania needs.”
– Joe Torsella
I was proud to spend the morning at the Prodigy Learning Center in Philadelphia launching Keystone Scholars w/ @GovernorTomWolf @PhillyMayor @SenatorHughes & @SenatorGORDNER. With this program, we say to every child in PA: We believe in you & we can’t wait to see what you can do! pic.twitter.com/vXutu6dJFn