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Treasurer Goldberg Announces Legislative Agenda to Promote Economic Prosperity and Growth

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State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced her legislative agenda for the 2023-2024 session. It focuses on protecting and enhancing Massachusetts’ strong financial standing, championing policies that promote long-term economic needs of working families and retirees and advocating for equitable access to capital. In addition, the Treasurer once again co-filed legislation that addresses the use of firearms for civilian purposes.

These recommendations, prepared and filed in collaboration with state senators and representatives, highlight the Treasurer’s commitment this session. This includes divesting public pension funds from gun and ammunition manufacturers, requiring schools to incorporate financial education into the curriculum, establishing a Baby Bonds program to help break down wealth inequality and provide opportunity for children when they reach 18 years old or later, and removing restrictions to retirement savings plans.

“At the Treasurer’s Office, we believe in partnership, collaboration, and creative approaches to help us better serve our entire state,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “We look to build upon our work with our partners to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts has equal opportunities to achieve economic stability and security.”

Comprised of new and refiled legislation, Treasurer Goldberg additionally seeks to modernize outdated provisions within the state’s retirement systems, codify the Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, improve the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission’s premises review process, streamline various operations within the state’s lottery commission; and design, implement, and regulate an online Lottery, with consumer protection safeguards in place.

Continuing to support and diversify Massachusetts’ economy, thereby building a state that works for all, is foundational to the work the Treasurer’s Office does. These proposals serve to empower the office to meet the financial needs of every resident.

For a full list and summaries of the Treasurer’s legislation filed this session, visit the Treasury website.