Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee Brings Financial Education Message to Day at the Capitol
Posted by Lynn Heider on January 16, 2024
Arizona credit unions and Kimberly Yee have long partnered in a shared mission to make sure children and adults have access to financial education. She rallied around that priority during Arizona Credit Union Day at the Capitol.
During her time in the legislature, Yee passed laws requiring financial education benchmarks to be met in grades K-12 and established a seal of financial literacy on high school graduation diplomas. As Treasurer, Yee implemented SB 1184, requiring college students to pass financial literacy and personal finance courses to graduate.
As the steward of $64.7 billion of taxpayer dollars, she shared how her office is investing proceeds from land sales in the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund to benefit priorities such as K-12 education.
Treasurer Yee also updated advocates on the AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan. She is working to expand access for underprivileged families to the tax-sheltered savings plan and to ensure senior citizens, veterans, and families who receive welfare benefits have more opportunities to participate.