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2013 Archived News

Alert to Active Johnson City Power Board Employees Participating in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
(December 23, 2013)

The Tennessee Department of Treasury is informing active Johnson City Power Board employees about a theft of personal information. more...


Treasury Department Provides Credit Monitoring and Hot Line Services for Metro Nashville Teachers
(December 18, 2013)

Last Thursday evening, Treasury officials discovered that a former Treasury employee for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System had downloaded a file that included personal information of active Metro Nashville teachers from a work computer to his personal computer. more...


Alert to Active Metro Nashville Teachers Participating in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
(December 14, 2013)

The Tennessee Department of Treasury is informing active Metro Nashville teachers about a possible theft of personal information. more...


Give a Holiday Gift That Will Last a Lifetime
(December 3, 2013)

The holidays can be a stressful time. Many of us dread fighting the crowds at stores and struggle with gift ideas for friends and loved ones.

However, thanks to the TN Stars College Savings 529 Program, you can give a gift that will have a lasting impact on a young person’s life – without leaving the comfort of your home.

During the holiday season, the Tennessee Treasury Department is encouraging parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends of young children to consider opening new accounts with TN Stars as gifts. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Parsons
(November 20, 2013)

Teachers who attend a December 7 financial literacy summit at the University of Tennessee-Martin campus in Parsons will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2 with Retina Display. more...


FINANCIAL SUMMIT HOSTED BY TREASURER LILLARD, TRUSTEE LENOIR BRINGS CURRICULUM FOR THE CLASSROOM
(November 12, 2013)

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission's financial literacy summit series for teachers enjoyed one of its best attended events in Memphis in January. Organizers hope to keep that streak going with a Nov. 16 event at the University of Memphis. more...


Fraud Awareness Week Casts Spotlight on White Collar Crime

Tennessee Treasury Department Joins Ranks of Supporters for Nov. 3-9 Awareness Campaign
(November 1, 2013)

Organizations lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to a 2012 study by the ACFE. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Earns National Recognition From His Peers
(October 10, 2013)

Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. received the prestigious Jesse M. Unruh Award this week at the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Annual Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. more...


State Treasurer Lillard, Trustee Archer Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Oak Ridge
(October 2, 2013)

Teachers who attend an October 12 financial literacy summit at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


CONSUMER ALERT
(September 25, 2013)

Misleading Mailout Going to Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Members

The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) has become aware of a Texas-based company making incorrect and misleading statements about TCRS. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Educators in Savannah
(September 25, 2013)

Teachers who attend an October 5 financial literacy summit at Northside Elementary School in Savannah will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon and an opportunity to earn $150 more. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives.more...


State Treasurer Lillard, Trustee Radford Host Financial Literacy Summit
for Educators in Clarksville
(September 10, 2013)

Teachers who attend a September 21st financial literacy summit at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Peanuts, Crackerjacks and College Prep
Treasury Department, Higher Education Commission’s Night at the Ballpark
(July 30, 2013)

Minor league baseball fans in Nashville and Memphis can learn more about planning and saving for college during a night at the ballpark this Saturday.

The Tennessee Treasury Department and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission have teamed up with the Nashville Sounds and Memphis Redbirds baseball teams to offer several special promotions at Saturday’s home games for each team. more...


Tennessee Receives Top Grade for Financial Literacy
(July 24, 2013)

Tennessee's efforts to teach financial literacy skills to young people have earned the state a top grade among the 50 states. more...


Tennessee's Debt Ratio Lowest in the Nation, Study Shows
(July 23, 2013)

One of the country's top bond rating agencies analyzed debt ratios in all 50 states and concluded that Tennessee's ratio is the lowest. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Chattanooga
(July 17, 2013)

Teachers who attend a July 22 financial literacy summit at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. One participant, selected at random, will receive a $250 prize. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...



Tennessee's College Savings Program Earns 'Excellent' Rating from Well-Known Consumer Advocate
(July 16, 2013)


TNStars College Savings 529 Program has earned an excellent rating from Saving for College LLC, a Pittsford, New York-based consumer advocacy organization that serves as a national clearinghouse for information about higher education expenses. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Johnson City
(June 26, 2013)

Teachers who attend a July 8 financial literacy summit at East Tennessee State University will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. However, summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Treasurer Lillard Warns that Fraudulent Check Cases Are on the Rise
(June 20, 2013)

In recent weeks, the Tennessee Treasury Department has received numerous reports of fraudulent activity involving checks that appear to be from the "State of Tennessee," "Tennessee State Treasury" or something similar. The Tennessee Treasury Department processes all checks issued by the State of Tennessee. These fraudulent checks are being used in various schemes to defraud the people who cash the checks by encouraging them to send some portion of the funds to the criminal or criminals who sent the checks. more...


Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System's Investment Committee Approves New Transactions
(June 12, 2013)

The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System's investment committee approved several transactions, pending successful legal negotiations, at its most recent meeting. more...


Tennessee Treasurer Lillard Discusses Pension Plans’ Future at Forum
(June 11, 2013)

After successfully lobbying for major pension reforms in his own state, Tennessee Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is participating in a national forum this week in Alexandria, Va. about the challenges facing public pension plans. more...


Dollar General Foundation Grant to Help Support Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission's Mission
(May 28, 2013)

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission received a $15,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation this month to support the Commission’s mission of increasing Tennesseans’ knowledge of money management and related issues. more...


"TNStars 529 Day" Means Fun Deals, Special Prizes and College Savings Incentives for Tennessee Families
(May 14, 2013)

Statewide event to promote the TNStars College Savings 529 Program. more...


Williamson County Elementary Teachers Can Earn Incentives for Encouraging Parents to Learn about College Savings
(April 17, 2013)

Williamson County and Franklin Special School District elementary school teachers who encourage parents to save a little, can spend a little. more...


Pension Reform Plan Passes House and Senate, Awaits Governor's Signature
(April 12, 2013)

A set of reforms designed to improve the long-term stability of the state's pension plan was approved by the state House of Representatives Thursday. more...


Media Advisory: Governor, Legislative Leaders, Bank Representatives Join Treasurer Lillard in Promoting Financial Literacy more...
(04-03-2013)


Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Approves Four New Investment Commitments
(March 28, 2013)

The investment committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees has approved two new commitments within its private equity portfolio and two new commitments within its strategic lending portfolio. more...


Tennessee's State Pension Fund Rated Best in Nation for Investment Strategy
(March 19, 2013)

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), the state's retirement fund for state government, higher education and other public employees, is managing its investments better than any other large public pension plan in the country. So says Money Management Intelligence, a publication featuring news, trends and analysis about and for institutional investors. more...


Treasurer Lillard Discusses Future of State Employee and K-12 Teachers Pension Plan
(February 26, 2013)

State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is recommending that the General Assembly adopt a number of reforms to the state's retirement plan for public employees. The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) is a well-funded pension plan. more...


TDFI, TNSTARS CELEBRATE AMERICA SAVES WEEK
FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 2
Organizations Join National Effort to Encourage Consumers to Save

(February 20, 2013)

The Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions (TDFI) and the Tennessee Treasury Department’s TNStars College Saving Program will join America Saves and the American Savings Education Council to celebrate America Saves Week, Feb. 25 – March 2, 2013. more...


New Interactive Web Tool Helps Tennessee Families Better Understand College Savings
(January 29, 2013)

www.tnstars.com Launches Free Online Tutorial

The TNStars College Savings 529 Program unveiled a new interactive program guide today on its web site. The online tutorial is designed to help Tennesseans quickly and easily learn about the State of Tennessee's new college savings program. more...


Record Attendance Expected for Financial Literacy Teacher Training Summit in Memphis Saturday
(January 24, 2013)


More than 220 elementary school teachers from Memphis and surrounding areas have signed up for a financial literacy summit that will be held on the University of Memphis campus Saturday, January 26, 2013. more...


State Treasurer Lillard, Trustee Lenoir Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Memphis
(January 13, 2013)

Teachers who attend a Jan. 26 financial literacy summit at the University of Memphis will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. However, summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...

What you learn in one day could change your students' lives forever.

Saturday, January 26th
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Room 128, Fogelman Classroom Building


TNStars College Savings ‘Double Your Money’ Offer Extended

(January 3, 2013)

The Tennessee Treasury Department is extending a promotion that allows Tennessee residents who sign up for the state’s TNStars College Savings 529 Program to receive a $50 match for the first $50 they invest in the program. The matching funds promotion will be available through June 30, 2013. more...

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2012 Archived News

 

Tennessee Students Get "Financial Football" Game
(November 20, 2012)


Middle and high school students across Tennessee are getting an early Christmas gift from Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr.

Treasurer Lillard is distributing computer discs with copies of the "Financial Football" game to public school districts across the state. The interactive video game, developed by Visa Inc. and promoted by the National Football League and the Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition, provides a fun way for students to test their knowledge of budget planning, saving, spending and investing concepts. more...

View the Financial Football Website.

 


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Murfreesboro
(October 31, 2012)

 

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for a November 10 financial literacy summit in Murfreesboro will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. more...


Tennessee’s new program offers easy, low-cost way to save for college:
State Treasury Department Offers Immediate Incentives for Tennesseans To Open Accounts
(September 18, 2012)

Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.  say Tennessee needs a highly-educated workforce to continue to attract businesses that bring new jobs to the state. more...


Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Jackson(August 9, 2012)

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for an Aug. 25 financial literacy summit in Jackson will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon and a $20 gas allowance. However, all the summit participants will be getting something much more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Singer Jimmy Wayne Honored at Grand Ole Opry for Advocacy of Enhanced Foster Services

(May 11, 2012)

County singer Jimmy Wayne was honored by Tennessee State Senator Doug Overbey, Representative Mark White and state Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., this week for his work in advocating for a new law that will extend foster care services to young adults. more...


First Annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner Raises $150,000, Treasurer Lillard Announces

(April 13, 2012)

State Treasurer David Lillard announced that $150,000 was raised at the first annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner in support of financial literacy education in Tennessee. The event, which was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the State Capitol, included more than 100 leaders in Tennessee’s business community and the education community. more...

TNStars Account Invests in One's Life
(November 23, 2012)

View Tennessean Column


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Murfreesboro
(October 31, 2012)

 

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for a November 10 financial literacy summit in Murfreesboro will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. more...


Tennessee’s new program offers easy, low-cost way to save for college:
State Treasury Department Offers Immediate Incentives for Tennesseans To Open Accounts
(September 18, 2012)

Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.  say Tennessee needs a highly-educated workforce to continue to attract businesses that bring new jobs to the state. more...


Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Jackson
(August 9, 2012)

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for an Aug. 25 financial literacy summit in Jackson will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon and a $20 gas allowance. However, all the summit participants will be getting something much more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Elementary Teachers Earn a FREE $50 Gift Card and Valuable Financial Literacy Training

(May 14, 2012)

Young Tennesseans can now start learning how to balance a checkbook, develop a household budget and plan for future expenses the same place they learn many other valuable skills – in the classroom. more...


Singer Jimmy Wayne Honored at Grand Ole Opry for Advocacy of Enhanced Foster Services

(May 11, 2012)

County singer Jimmy Wayne was honored by Tennessee State Senator Doug Overbey, Representative Mark White and state Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., this week for his work in advocating for a new law that will extend foster care services to young adults. more...


First Annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner Raises $150,000, Treasurer Lillard Announces

(April 13, 2012)

State Treasurer David Lillard announced that $150,000 was raised at the first annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner in support of financial literacy education in Tennessee. The event, which was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the State Capitol, included more than 100 leaders in Tennessee’s business community and the education community. more...


Treasurer Lillard Proposes New Pension Options for Local Governments(January 23, 2012)

To give local governments more choices for their employees’ retirement plans, Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. today proposed several new options to state legislators for their consideration. more...


State Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Murfreesboro
(October 31, 2012)

 

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for a November 10 financial literacy summit in Murfreesboro will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. more...


Tennessee’s new program offers easy, low-cost way to save for college:
State Treasury Department Offers Immediate Incentives for Tennesseans To Open Accounts
(September 18, 2012)

Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.  say Tennessee needs a highly-educated workforce to continue to attract businesses that bring new jobs to the state. more...


(August 9, 2012) Treasurer Lillard Hosts Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Jackson

The first 100 elementary school teachers who sign up for an Aug. 25 financial literacy summit in Jackson will each be eligible to receive a $50 gift card from Amazon and a $20 gas allowance. However, all the summit participants will be getting something much more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach their students and apply to their own lives. more...


(May 14, 2012) Elementary Teachers Earn a FREE $50 Gift Card and Valuable Financial Literacy Training

 

Young Tennesseans can now start learning how to balance a checkbook, develop a household budget and plan for future expenses the same place they learn many other valuable skills – in the classroom. more...


(May 11, 2012) Singer Jimmy Wayne Honored at Grand Ole Opry for Advocacy of Enhanced Foster Services

County singer Jimmy Wayne was honored by Tennessee State Senator Doug Overbey, Representative Mark White and state Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., this week for his work in advocating for a new law that will extend foster care services to young adults. more...


(April 13, 2012) First Annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner Raises $150,000, Treasurer Lillard Announces

State Treasurer David Lillard announced that $150,000 was raised at the first annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner in support of financial literacy education in Tennessee. The event, which was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the State Capitol, included more than 100 leaders in Tennessee’s business community and the education community. more...


(January 23, 2012) Treasurer Lillard Proposes New Pension Options for Local Governments

To give local governments more choices for their employees’ retirement plans, Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. today proposed several new options to state legislators for their consideration. more...


(April 13, 2012) First Annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner Raises $150,000, Treasurer Lillard Announces

State Treasurer David Lillard announced that $150,000 was raised at the first annual Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Dinner in support of financial literacy education in Tennessee. The event, which was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the State Capitol, included more than 100 leaders in Tennessee’s business community and the education community. more...

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2011 Archived News

(November 22, 2011) Treasurer Lillard Praises Investment Performance Chairs of Excellence Trust Fund

At a time when state dollars are declining as a percentage of overall funding for higher education, the Chairs of Excellence Trust earned over $56 million during the last two years to fund endowed chairs of excellence at Tennessee colleges and universities. more...


(August 9, 2011) Response from Treasurer Lillard Concerning the Impact of the Recent US Credit Downgrade on the Collateral Program

Tennessee Code Annotated 9-4-103 lists the acceptable collateral to secure all public deposits in Tennessee.  The recent action taken by Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the credit rating of the United States and certain government agencies from AAA to AA+ does not have any impact on the securities that are acceptable collateral. more...


(August 2011) CHECK FRAUD SCAM ALERT LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT POOL

Important Notice to Consumers, Banks and Others The Tennessee Treasury Department has become aware of a recent work-from-home scam utilizing the Internet classified website, Craigslist.com, and possibly other Internet sites, e-mails and other solicitations. The scam uses fraudulent checks that appear to be written by the Treasury Department’s Local Government Investment Pool with a Nashville, Tennessee address. The Tennessee Treasury Department does not issue or honor these fraudulent checks for payment. You can find further information on how to protect yourself from these scams and to report suspicious activity at: http://www.ic3.gov/media/2010/WorkAtHome.pdf


(June 15, 2011) Tennessee Takes Lead in Financial Literacy Education

Thanks to the work of the General Assembly, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. said Tennessee has become a national leader in financial literacy education almost overnight. more...


(June 14, 2011) Treasurer Lillard Praises Cash Flow Monitoring Law

Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. expressed gratitude to Rep. Curtis Johnson for sponsoring legislation that will allow better monitoring of state government’s spending plans. The legislation (SB 1571/HB 1891) was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam. more...


(April 6, 2011) The State Pays Tribute to the History of Tennessee State Treasurers and the Treasury Department

Serving as Tennessee’s state treasurer is a challenging job.

For example, consider the plight of Hill McAlister, who had the dubious honor of serving in the office during the Great Depression.

Then there was James B. Walker Sr., who fell ill not long after becoming treasurer in the 1950s and turned to his son, James B. Walker Jr., for help. more...

Singer Jimmy Wayne to Accept Donation from State Treasury Employees
(February 17, 2011)

Last year, country music singer Jimmy Wayne walked 1,700 miles to raise awareness of homeless youths and teenagers who are “aging out” of the foster care system once they reach the age of 18. Today he will be walking up the steps of the Tennessee State Capitol to support the same cause. more...


(February 2011) TCRS Executive Director Jill Bachus Featured in Tennessee County Services Association's Tennessee County News

("Jill Bachus Heading State Retirement System" by Tim Maddox. Tennessee County News. January - February 2011, Vol. 34, No. 1, page 10. Published with permission from Tennessee County Services Association.)

When Jill Bachus assumed the role of executive director of the state's retirement system, the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS), in 2005 she took on the responsibility of helping manage the nearly 250,000 members currently enrolled in a system that pays out in excess of $1.5 billion a year in benefits. View article...

To view the complete January - February 2011 issue of the Tennessee County News, please visit the TCSA's website.


(January 12, 2011) Treasurer Lillard, Comptroller Wilson Re-Elected to New Two-Year Terms

By unanimous voice votes, the Tennessee General Assembly re-elected Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and Comptroller Justin P. Wilson to new two-year terms in office Wednesday. more...


(January 5, 2011) State Receives Insurance Reimbursement for Last May's Flooding Losses


imageThe State of Tennessee has received reimbursement for a large portion of last May's flooding damage that was covered by private insurance. Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. received a $7.5 million check this week from Greg Dobson of Lexington Insurance Company. more...

 

 

Photo: Treasurer Lillard (right) receives a $7.5 million insurance check to cover flooding damages from James O'Dell, senior vice president for Risk Management Services (left), and Gregory Dobson, property manager for Risk Management Services (center).

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2010 Archived News

(September 27, 2010) Treasurer Lillard discusses the state's efforts to improve financial literacy on CNBC's nationally-televised "Squawk on the Street" program

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(August 31, 2010) Treasurer Lillard discusses College Savings Month on WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville

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(August 27, 2010) Treasurer Lillard Elected Southern Regional Vice President for the National Association of State Treasurers

Tennessee Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. has been elected the southern regional vice president for the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) next year and will represent the southern region on the NAST executive board. more...


(July 25, 2010) Tennessee's Retirement Fund in Good Shape Compared to Others

Good economic news can be hard to find in the Capitol building, but Tennesseans can breathe a little easier about one corner of the state budget. more...

(Knoxville News Sentinel article by Josh Flory. Posted July 25, 2010.)


(June 29, 2010)Treasurer to Develop and Administer New Financial Literacy Program

GovernorPhil Bredesen recently signed legislation that gives the Tennessee Department of Treasury the authority to create and administer the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, a nonprofit corporation with a special emphasis on promoting college savings. more...


(June 25, 2010) State of Tennessee Receives Insurance Check to Help Cover Flood Costs


Flood CheckState Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. accepted a $5 million insurance check this week as an advance to help cover the costs of repairing state buildings that were damaged during the May floods. more...

 

 

 

 

 

 


(May 13, 2010) TENNESSEE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY APPROVES LOAN FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR METRO NASHVILLE

The Tennessee Local Development Authority (TLDA) approved a loan today that Metro
Nashville officials plan to use to improve water quality in the Cumberland River.

The TLDA granted an $18 million loan that will be used to address sewage overflow
issues at Metro Nashville’s Washington CSO regulator on North First Street in East
Nashville. more...


(May 11, 2010) TAX-FRIENDLY PLAN HELPS YOU SAVE

By David H. Lillard, Jr.
Tennessean Op-ed (May 11, 2010)

The recent news headlines concerning the increase in college tuition for Tennessee state colleges and universities allows the Tennessee Department of Treasury to shed light on an issue facing not only Tennessee families but families across the country. more...


(May 11, 2010) NATIONAL COLLEGE SAVINGS DAY KICK-OFF

College Savings Event"On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, Treasurer David Lillard, joined by Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner Greg Gonzales and Path2College 529 Plan Director Chuck Penuel, welcomed students from Sylvan Park Elementary School for the kick off to the May 29 (5/29) National College Savings Day. During the month of May pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students may go to www.Path2College.com and print off a coupon for a free vanilla cone redeemable on May 29 at Sonic."

 

 


(04-18-2010) PROGRAM HELPS COVER HIDDEN COSTS OF CRIME

By David H. Lillard, Jr.
Special To the Jackson Sun (April 18, 2010)
April 18-24 has been designated as National Crime Victims' Rights Week - a time dedicated to raising awareness about crime victims' rights and the resources they need to help them recover. more...


(04-08-2010) STATE FUNDING BOARD EXPECTS MODEST REVENUE GROWTH DURING THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR

With the state and national economic picture for the next 18 months still muddled, the Tennessee State Funding Board is expecting only modest growth in the state’s revenues during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. more...

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2009 Archived News

(12-27-2009) TENNESSEE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER'S STAFFS MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS

A group of Tennessee military personnel stationed in Iraq will be able to spend more time talking with their families and friends, thanks to contributions made by employees who work for the state’s three constitutional officers. more...


(11-05-2009) STATE TREASURER LILLARD SPEAKS TO ROTARY CLUB EMPHASIZES TENN.'S RELATIVE GOOD STANDING

State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. on Wednesday discussed the status of the state's retirement system and investments and a new initiative for Tennessee soldiers at a Jackson Rotary Club meeting. more...


(11-03-2009) STATE TREASURER AND LEGISLATORS MAKE A FRIENDLY VISIT TO AREA

Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., accompanied by Rep. Jason Mumpower, and Rep. Tony Shipley from Sullivan County State House District 2 met with several local officials last weekend to discuss the impact of the state budget on small, rural areas such as Johnson County with particular emphasis on critical access, education and grant funds. Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor next year, also had a representative on hand. more...


(10-22-2009) INTEREST-FREE LOANS MAY AID SCHOOL PROJECTS

With leaking roofs and budget cuts brought about by a poor economy, Washington County school officials are concerned about what the future may hold for their school facilities. more...


(10-14-2009) STATE TREASURER ADDRESSES HUMBOLDT ROTARY

Change is coming to West Tennessee with the recent approval of the Haywood County Megasite, says Tennessee State Treasurer David Lillard. Lillard was the featured speaker at Humboldt Rotary last Friday and was introduced by State Representative Curtis Halford. more...


(09-29-2009) STATE BUILDING COMMISSION APPROVES WEST TENNESSEE MEGASITE PROJECT

Citing its potential to bring jobs to an economically-struggling area, the State Building Commission Executive Subcommittee gave its approval Tuesday to the West Tennessee “megasite” project. more...


Senator Frist(09-2009) CAREERS NOW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ENDS FOR SUMMER, BUT WILL SOON BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2010

The summer 2009 Careers NOW college internship program recently came to a close for eight college students, but state officials will soon be preparing to accept applications for 2010 program participants. more...

 

 

 

 

 


BEST(08-26-2009) Tennessee Launches Statewide Coloring Sweepstakes to Encourage Families to Think About Education During College Savings Month

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— When the Bunton family received a baby gift from a neighbor, they were happily surprised to receive an investment in their child’s future—a gift to the child’s college savings.  The neighbor, who was getting ready to send his son to college, recommended the Path2College 529 Plan for the Buntons, and with his advice, the family started a Path2College plan for their child. more...

 

 

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