SoarMA pilot benefits seventh and eighth grade students in five Gateway Cities SPRINGFIELD - On Monday, September 24th, Treasurer Deb Goldberg hosted a town hall discussion on college access and affordability with South End Middle School students, speaking about the pilot college savings program SoarMA. Launched last December, SoarMA is the State's first college savings account program that provides seeded 529 accounts as well as savings workshops to low-income middle schoolers and their families in Gateway Cities. The two-year pilot includes the cities of Haverhill, Lowell, Pittsfield, Springfield, and Worcester.
"Access to affordable higher education is critical to the economic future of
The Children's Health Award Recognizes a Multi-Agency Partnership to Encourage Lead and Copper Testing in Public Schools BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust's Lead in Drinking Water Assistance Program received the Children's Health Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes the programs efforts to encourage more public schools and day care centers to test for lead and copper in their school drinking water.
"We are honored to receive this award from the EPA recognizing the hard work done to ensure safe drinking water for our students," said Treasurer Goldberg, chair of the Massac
Over 44,000 New Properties are Owed to Individuals and Businesses BOSTON - Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today announced the latest grouping of names that have been added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners. Over 44,000 new properties worth millions of dollars are owed to individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth. “We currently hold over $3.4 billion in unclaimed property at Treasury and it could be yours,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “One in ten Massachusetts residents are owed money. Call our office today to begin the claims process.” Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, sto
Record-setting revenues result in second-highest net profit in Lottery’s 47-year history BOSTON - Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that the Massachusetts State Lottery returned $997 million in net profit for the Commonwealth during the 2018 fiscal year which began July 1, 2017 and ended June 30, 2018. This is the second-highest total in the Lottery’s 47-year history. The Lottery produced its record net profit of $1.039 billion in the 2017 fiscal year. Lottery revenues rang in at a record high of $5.291 billion, surpassing the previous record of $5.233 billion in FY 2016 by $58 million and topping last fiscal year’s total of $5.097 billion by $194 million. It is the fourth consec
BOSTON -- Treasurer Goldberg has announced an additional location for the Women's Economic Empowerment Series. The workshop, hosted by the Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), is a free program targeting issues around women's economic disparities, including the gender wage gap, money management, retirement and investment strategies for women. The free workshop will be held at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester on Saturday, September 29th from 9 AM until 1:30 PM. "Women face unique challenges when it comes to financial security," said Treasurer Goldberg. "These programs provide critical information that gives women the skills they need to be successful in today's economy. When
An Effort to Keep Students Safe from Alcohol-Related Harm
[endif]BOSTON -- The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC), under the direction of state Treasurer Deb Goldberg, has launched Operation Safe Campus. The annual program is designed to target underage drinking on college campuses and prevent tragedies by keeping alcoholic beverages out of the hands of underage students. This initiative begins each year when students return to colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth.
"Increased enforcement efforts save lives and prevent tragedies before they happen," said Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who oversees the ABCC. "Operation Safe Campus helps to co
Funds will help cities and towns pay for improvements to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure
BOSTON -- State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, announced more than $7.5 million in loan principal forgiveness for 17projects in nine communities statewide. The principle forgiveness funds are administered on a competitive basis to cities and towns most in need of financial assistance to help pay for improvements to drinking water and infrastructure.
"Providing these funds to local communities will save the ratepayers money and protect the health of the citizens and the environment," said Treasurer Goldberg. "This $7.5 million is another example of