ESG/Investment Issues:

     Idaho Officials Object to S&P’s Use of ESG Criteria in State Credit Ratings
     May 19, 2022
      Ellsworth and Wasden join 23 states in protecting retirement accounts over climate agenda
     May 16, 2022
     Ellsworth joins 27 state financial leaders pushing back on ESG policies. Opinion by Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks
     April 15, 2022
     Treasurer co-sponsors successful Senate Bill 1405 clarifying public entity investment activities   
     March 14, 2022
     Comment letter to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board regarding ESG Practices in the Municipal Securities Market    
     March 8, 2022
     Treasurer opposes Department of Labor rule putting Retirement Savings at Risk
     December 13, 2021


Banking Issues:
  1. Treasurer joins 38 State Treasurers, Auditors and Attornies General with comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks
    February 14, 2022
  2. Treasurer Ellsworth opposes nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin as Vice Chairman for Supervision at the Federal Reserve
    January 31, 2022
  3. Idaho Treasurer Objects to Economic Boycott of Traditional Energy Production Industries by U.S. Financial Institutions
    December 2, 2021
  4. Treasurer opposes Biden nomination of Saule Omarova to Comptroller of the Currency
    November 12, 2021
  5. Letter to John Kerry on Pressuring US Banks to Refuse to Lend to Fossil Fuel Industries
    May 14, 2021
    BSU Radio
    June 8, 2021

IRS Issues:
  1. Ellsworth signs letter to President Biden on IRS snooping into citizens accounts
    September 20, 2021
  2. Treasurer Ellsworth and Senator Crapo Hold Round Table on IRS Snooping
  3. October 21, 2021

  4. Treasurer Ellsworth speaks to media across Idaho on IRS snooping plan.
    Coeur d’Alene Press-October 21, 2021
    Idaho Free Press-October 27, 2021
    KMTV-November 11, 2021
    KSPT-Radio-October 21, 2021
    KIDO-Radio-October 13, 2021
    Red Wave Radio-October 11, 2021
    Idaho Business Review-September 30, 2021
    Big Country News-September 24, 2021
    Argus Observer-September 22, 2021

Other Issues:
  1. Ellsworth joins 27 State Financial Officers warning President Biden about the dangers of energy dependence
    April 5, 2022
  2. Treasurer condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine
    March 30, 2022
  3. Treasurer testifies to the Idaho Legislative Committee on Federalism on federal issues affecting Idahoans
    November 19, 2021