Fitch Reaffirms Idaho's AAA Rating
Idaho once again received a AAA Issuer Default Rating (IDR) dated 10/28/22 rating from Fitch.According to Fitch, the IDR/AAA rating reflects the state's credit strengths, including broad powers over spending and revenues, strong reserve levels, low long-term liability burden, and expected solid long-term economic growth.Fitch Ratings believes the state is well positioned to absorb the consecutive rounds of tax cuts adopted to date, given Idaho's prudently managed budget with signifi...
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18 State Treasurers oppose the ESG Rating Products Used By Morningstar for Anti-Israel Bias
A group of 18 financial officers, are standing up to Morningstar and Sustainalytics who are fostering an anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions agenda onto its many clients.
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21 Attorneys General Comment on SEC Proposed Rule Titled Enhanced Disclosures by Certain Investment Advisers and Investment Companies about Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment Practices
Attorneys General recently explained how another SEC proposed rule imposing new carbon-related disclosure requirements on public companies exceeds the agency’s authority, violates the First Amendment, and is arbitrary and capricious.
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19 Attorneys General remind Blackrock of their financial obligation to the shareholder
BlackRock appears to use the hard-earned money of our states’ citizens to circumvent the best possible return on investment
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Republican states are planning an all-out assault on Woke Banks (FOX Business News)
Republican state officials are readying plans to punish woke banks which push anti-fossil fuel policies and adhere to so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.
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Gov. Little calls on Biden to rescind unprecedented climate disclosure proposal
Governor Brad Little and 15 other governors issued a joint letter to President Joe Biden and Chairman Gary Gensler of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expressing their concern with the SEC Climate Disclosure Proposal that would force publicly traded companies to disclose climate-change risks and greenhouse gas emissions.
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    Treasurer Ellsworth signs letter to SEC Pushing Back on The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors Rule
State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) sent a letter signed by 23 financial officers from across the country to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) highlighting eight concerns with the proposed ESG disclosure rule, “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”
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FDIC Proposed Rule on Climate Related Risk for Banks
Treasurer Ellsworth signed a letter with 15 other state Financial Officers opposing the idea that climate-related financial risk is the single gravest threat to the U.S. banking system and that it needs special treatment.
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Crapo, Risch Oppose SEC Overreach, Unworkable Disclosure Regulations on Agriculture Products
U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch (both R-Idaho) joined Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and 29 of their colleagues to push back on a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would place unworkable climate disclosure regulations on farmers, ranchers, and agriculture producers.
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Educational Roundtable with Senator Mike Crapo
On June 7, 2022, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo and I hosted an educational roundtable on ESG (environmental, social, governance). To view this roundtable, click the graphic below.
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