DES MOINES, IOWA (February 14, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald reports that outstanding debt obligations for state and local governments in Iowa totaled $16.3 billion as of June 30, 2018. Overall, this represents an increase of 2.9% over last year, which is similar to last year's increase.

DES MOINES, IA (February 12, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald and Iowa families are celebrating two years of savings with Iowa's Achieving a Better Life Experience program (IAble). IAble is a savings program which offers people with disabilities and their families the ability to save and earn tax benefits at the same time. Launched in 2017, IAble allows persons with disabilities and their families the opportunity to plan for their future financial well-being.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2019) — While Cupid is busy with his bow this Valentine's Day, State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald will be reuniting owners with their lost and forgotten treasures. "In addition to money, we have safe deposit box contents, which include an assortment of valuable items waiting to be reclaimed," said Fitzgerald. "Contents range from cards and love letters to jewelry and cuff links."

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 31, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald wants to remind Iowans they still have time to maximize their state tax deductions for 2018. "One of the greatest benefits for College Savings Iowa account owners is the state tax deduction they can take annually for their contributions," said Fitzgerald.

DES MOINES, IA (January 24, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2019 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at rdblue.org. Graduates of any Iowa high school who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to apply.

DES MOINES, IA (08/07/2018) (readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced that August is ABLE to Save month for persons with disabilities. Iowa joins the ABLE National Resource Center as well as states around the country to promote ABLE to Save, a month-long informational campaign about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts.

DES MOINES, IA (05/09/2018) (readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced he is holding over $317 million in unclaimed funds in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. The spring publication of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is scheduled to begin soon. Thousands of names have been received in the last year and will be in the spring publication.

DES MOINES, IA (04/10/2018) (readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that he'll be resuming Great Iowa Treasure Hunt eBay auctions. Beginning April 10, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt will be hosting the online auction of contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes that were turned over to the Treasurer's Office. "We work very hard to find the rightful owners of these boxes and return the contents to them," Fitzgerald stated.

DES MOINES, IA (04/11/2018) (eadMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announces that the deadline to apply for a Robert D. Blue Scholarship is drawing near. Applications must be submitted online at RDBlue.org by May 10 in order to be eligible for this year's award.

DES MOINES, IA (03/14/2018) (readMedia)-- Forbes online has declared College Savings Iowa as one of the five best 529 college savings plans in the country. "According to the Personal Finance section of Forbes online*, College Savings Iowa is one of the best performing 529 plan in the country and is in the top five nationally based on 10-year returns," State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald said.

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