Entries by Jason Lewis

Massachusetts Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2018 Budget with Support from Senator Jason Lewis

The Massachusetts Senate passed a $40.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018, investing in key areas related to local aid, education, health and human services, housing and workforce development. The budget makes targeted investments, while limiting the use of one-time revenue sources and protecting the state’s Stabilization Fund. “I’m pleased that this budget balances responsible […]

Senate Clean Energy Future Tour to Stop in Melrose on May 15

The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, of which Senator Jason Lewis is a member, is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Senate Clean Energy Future Tour – a new, statewide committee initiative on clean energy, climate change, and constituent engagement – will be making a stop in Melrose to hear from our […]

Column: Improving Access to Quality Healthcare

Massachusetts is home to more than 32,000 primary care and specialist physicians, and many highly regarded hospitals and other healthcare providers. Nevertheless, many residents report difficulties accessing the care they need. According to a recent survey by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, among adults who had insurance for the entire previous year, […]

Senator Jason Lewis Named by Governor Baker to STEM Advisory Board

Governor Charlie Baker recently named 29 appointed and 10 ex officio members, including Senator Jason Lewis, to the Massachusetts STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Advisory Council. The STEM Advisory Council strives to expand access to quality STEM education for students across the Commonwealth. Senator Lewis was named an ex officio member of the Council in […]

Senator Jason Lewis Receives “Friend of Nursing” Award from American Nurses Association-Massachusetts

Citing his strong support for the nursing profession and for safeguarding public health, the American Nurses Association-Massachusetts (ANA Mass) presented Senator Jason Lewis the “Friend of Nursing” award at their recent annual Awards Dinner and Conference.  ANA Mass’ mission is to advance the profession of nursing and the quality of patient care across the Commonwealth. […]

Column: Local Economic Development a Top Priority

Small businesses are routinely referred to as the backbone of our economy for good reason.  They are the economic engines of our communities’ Main Streets.  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Massachusetts is home to 615,775 small businesses, which employ more than 1.4 million workers, about half of the state’s private workforce.  Small businesses […]

Column: Alzheimer’s Disease is a Growing Public Health Crisis

Former President Ronald Reagan’s disclosure in 1994 that he had Alzheimer’s disease helped to raise the profile of this terrible illness. Although we have made progress in the years since in understanding this disease, there is still no cure in sight and a looming public health crisis on the horizon. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain […]