Entries by Jason Lewis

Massachusetts Senate Releases Healthcare Report and Draft Legislation to Contain Costs, Protect Consumers

The Massachusetts Senate released a report “Working Together to Improve Our Health: Right Care, Right Place, Fair Price, Recommendations from the Senate Working Group on Health Care Cost Containment and Reform,” that focuses on both short and long terms goals on how to strengthen our healthcare system to lower costs, improve outcomes, and enhance access. […]

Column: We Need To Do More to Stop Wage Theft

Earlier this year, at the start of the new legislative session, we were pleased to be appointed by the Senate President and House Speaker, respectively, to co-Chair the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Together, we have since immersed ourselves in a wide range of labor and employment issues in the Commonwealth. We have […]

Senate Releases MassMoves Report to Create a 21st Century Transportation Vision for Massachusetts

The Massachusetts State Senate released its MassMoves report highlighting residents’ priorities for a forward-thinking 21st century vision for the Commonwealth’s transportation system. The Senate launched the MassMoves initiative as a part of the Commonwealth Conversations Tour in order to collect feedback directly from residents to help envision a better transportation system across Massachusetts. The MassMoves […]

Senator Jason Lewis Appointed to Task Force on Strengthening Local Retail

Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr announced the appointments of Senators and retailers to the Senate Task Force on Strengthening Massachusetts Local Retail. Among the appointments to the task force is Senator Jason Lewis, the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. The task force was […]

Senator Jason Lewis Joins Fair Skies Caucus to Address Airplane Noise and Pollution

Senator Jason Lewis has joined the recently created Fair Skies Caucus of the Massachusetts Legislature. The objective of the Fair Skies Caucus is to bring together Senators and Representatives whose districts are affected by airplane noise and pollution to find meaningful solutions to the problem. The Caucus will collaborate with members of the Massport Community […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Community Conversation in Stoneham on Arts and the Local Economy

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce an upcoming conversation he will hold on the impact of the arts and cultural sector on our local economy. Held in every community of the district, “Community Conversations” are issue discussions delving into a different topic at each forum, with ample opportunity […]

Column: The Benefits and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles

More than 150 years ago, education reformer Horace Mann recognized that the economic success of Massachusetts depended on human brainpower and innovation. He famously said, “Having no other mines to work, Massachusetts has mined into the human intellect; and, from its limitless resources, she has won more sustaining and enduring prosperity and happiness than if […]

Column: Moving Forward Safely with Marijuana Legalization

Last week Governor Baker signed into law legislation that I believe will make Massachusetts a national model when it comes to safely regulating the legal sale and consumption of marijuana. This legislation fully respects the will and intent of the voters — who voted last November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana — while […]

Senate Passes Healthy Youth Act with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

With the support of Senator Jason Lewis, Senate Chair of the Committee on Public Health, the Massachusetts Senate passed S. 2113, An Act Relative to Healthy Youth, which will ensure that school districts in the Commonwealth that elect to provide their students with sex education provide age-appropriate and medically accurate information that includes coverage of […]

Column: Telemedicine Improves Healthcare Access and Reduces Costs

New technology like telemedicine holds great promise for improving access to care for patients, improving health outcomes for the treatment of chronic illnesses, and reducing healthcare costs. We should take steps to enable the expanded use of telemedicine in Massachusetts. Telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients through online communications, including video and […]