BOSTON – The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC), at the direction of Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, has one of the highest success rates in the nation at preventing underage alcohol sales. In 2019 to date, the ABCC has conducted Compliance Checks in 101 municipalities across the commonwealth. Of the 1,184 licensed establishments checked so far, only 31 or 3% failed. In fact, since 2008, of the 23,927 licensed establishments that were tested only 4% failed. This places Massachusetts 12% above the national average compliance test success rate of 84%. “Bars and restaurants have an obligation to responsibly serve to people who are the legal drinking age,” said Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.
BOSTON – Office of the State Treasurer and the Baker-Polito Administration’s Division of Banks have announced the recipients of the Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant. This program supports non-profit organizations, public agencies, and higher education institutions in Massachusetts that foster financial literacy in the Military, Veteran, Family and Survivor Community (MVFSC). Operation Money Wise is funded entirely through a Division of Banks settlement over alleged unlawful lending practices. The Division of Banks committed $50,000 to the Operation Money Wise program in 2019. This is the second round of funds since the program’s inception, bringing the total over