Entries by Jason Lewis

Massachusetts Senate Passes Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill, with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate passed, by a vote of 27-10, a comprehensive criminal justice reform package that updates decades old criminal sentencing laws to improve outcomes of our criminal justice system. The bill is designed to strengthen public safety while improving outcomes in our justice system. Among the provisions included in the bill are repealing ineffective […]

Joint Committee on Public Health and Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators Co-Host Informational Hearing Highlighting Domestic Violence as a Public Health Issue

The Joint Committee on Public Health, on which Senator Jason Lewis serves as Senate co-Chair, and the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators co-hosted an informational hearing at the State House on the topic of domestic violence as a public health issue. The purpose of the hearing was to examine the prevalence of domestic violence in […]

Massachusetts Senate Approves Legislation to Address Skills Gap and Help Unemployed Workers with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to engross An Act to Diversify the Use of the Workforce Training Fund to Support the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund. The legislation, originally filed by the late Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly, and since championed by his successor Senator Cindy Friedman, will ensure a sustainable, predictable source of annual funding for […]

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 […]