Entries by Jason Lewis

Senator Jason Lewis Appointed Senate Chair of Legislature’s Committees on Labor and Workforce Development, Public Health

Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that he has been appointed by Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to serve as the Senate Chair of two of the Legislature’s Joint Committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session, the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and the Committee on Public Health. Senator Lewis looks forward to his new […]

Column: Time to Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren recently gained attention in her advocacy for civil rights when Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used arcane Senate rules to silence her during the debate over whether to confirm Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. She was silenced for reading Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter opposing Sessions’ confirmation to a […]

Massachusetts Senate Responds to Presidential Executive Order

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution Thursday to condemn the recent Executive Order issued by President Donald J. Trump that bars entry to the United States for certain nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations. The resolution recognizes the unique importance of immigration to the history of Massachusetts since its founding, through the present. The […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Community Conversation with State Veterans’ Services Secretary

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce an upcoming conversation he will hold with Massachusetts’ Secretary of Veterans’ Services, Francisco Ureña.  Held in every community of the district, “Community Conversations” are issue discussions delving into a different topic at each forum, with ample opportunity for residents to share feedback […]

Column: Massachusetts Senate Hits the Road to Hear from Residents

The Massachusetts State Senate launched Commonwealth Conversations in 2015 in order to make the Senate as a body more responsive and accessible to residents all across Massachusetts.  Similar to the Community Conversations discussions that I have organized in our district, these forums provide invaluable opportunities for dialogue and sharing feedback and ideas. The way the […]

Senator Jason Lewis Files Legislation on Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthcare

Preparing for the 2017-2018 legislative session, Senator Jason Lewis has filed more than 70 bills to be considered by the Massachusetts Legislature. The slate of bills covers a wide range of issues including economic opportunity, education, healthcare, energy, transportation, and more.  Senator Lewis also has filed more than two dozen additional “by request” bills, filed […]

Senator Jason Lewis Files Legislative Package to Ensure Safe and Effective Implementation of Legal Recreational Marijuana

Senator Jason Lewis, who served as Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana during the last legislative session, has filed a package of fourteen bills for the 2017-2018 legislative session pertaining to the safe and effective implementation of legal recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. “The people of Massachusetts made their voices clear when they voted […]

Column: Priorities for the New Legislative Session

Earlier this month I was honored to be sworn in as State Senator for the 2017-2018 legislative session.  I’m eager to continue my advocacy on behalf of the residents of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winchester. I believe that our communities are best served when our state lawmakers work in close partnership with residents, […]

Column: Local Heroes in Our Communities

The writer Oscar Wilde said, “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”  That is indeed the case with acts of volunteerism and charity. Although it is during the holiday season that our thoughts often turn to how we can help our less fortunate neighbors, I am endlessly moved by the […]