DES MOINES, IOWA (August 22, 2019) — "A stop by the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth during the Iowa State Fair paid off for many fairgoers," State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald stated. "Many people took advantage of our on-site online-claims process. Over 31,000 searches were conducted and 3,685 unclaimed properties were claimed, totaling $343,206.70 in value." Individuals also had the option to share unclaimed property information by e-mail to their family and friends.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 2, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced record earnings for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). "Iowa earned over $56 million in its investment pool, the largest amount in over a decade," Fitzgerald said. "Increased interest income reduces the tax burden, and that is great news for Iowa taxpayers."

DES MOINES, IA (June 6, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald was pleased to present a check for several thousand dollars from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt to the Central Iowa Region American Red Cross on Thursday. "The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is proud to reunite the American Red Cross $12,300 in lost funds," Fitzgerald said. "This past winter and spring, we have seen one disaster after another across Iowa. The American Red Cross has been there to help Iowans along the way.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 03, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald is encouraging Iowans to take advantage of the benefits of College Savings Iowa to save for future education expenses. "Even though school is out, I want parents and grandparents to know it is never the wrong time to start saving for a child's future education," Fitzgerald said.

DES MOINES, IA (May 20, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald wants to remind Iowans May 31 is their last chance to celebrate 529 College Savings Day by registering for a chance to win a $529 College Savings Iowa account for a child in their life. "This year, we're celebrating 529 Day with a College Savings Iowa account giveaway along with an informational video to go along with the contest," Fitzgerald said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 7, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced on May 7, 2019, the State refinanced a portion of Iowa's IJOBS bonds in order to save the State money. The State sold new bonds and used the proceeds to pay off the bonds that were issued in 2009. The borrowing-rate came in at 2.64%, nearly 2% less than the original bonds. "This transaction is a lot like refinancing your house at a lower interest-rate.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 1, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald is asking Iowans to celebrate 529 College Savings Day all month long, by exploring the benefits of using a 529 plan, such as College Savings Iowa, to save for their loved ones' future higher-education expenses.

DES MOINES, IA (March 5, 2019) — Iowans who are yearning to see something green after record amounts of snow this winter do not have to wait until St Patrick's Day or spring weather to roll around. According to State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald, a visit to GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov, might just add some green in the form of unclaimed property to their wallets.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 26, 2019) — State Treasurer Michael L Fitzgerald announced the results of the Tuesday, February 19 online Invest in Iowa auction; over $63 million will be deposited in 36 financial institutions across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 2.61% on these one-year certificates of deposit. "We continue to see significant interest in this program," Fitzgerald said.

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.

Pages