Entries by Jason Lewis

Senator Jason Lewis Appointed to Massachusetts Senate Leadership Post

Senator Jason Lewis was appointed by Senate President Harriette L. Chandler to the position of Assistant Majority Whip of the Massachusetts State Senate. The Assistant Majority Whip plays an integral role assisting the Senate leadership team in communicating policy goals to the Senate membership and advancing its legislative agenda. “As we continue to fight for […]

Column: A Bold Vision for a Clean Energy Future

Ahead of the Paris climate summit in late 2015, President Barack Obama said, “There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” The resulting Paris Climate Agreement, signed by virtually every country in the world, is the strongest […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Community Conversation in Malden on the Future of Work

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce an upcoming conversation he will hold on our changing economy, evolving workforce needs, and innovative approaches to prepare today’s students and workers for the jobs of the future. Held in every community of the district, “Community Conversations” are issue discussions delving into […]

Senate Passes Bill Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Women’s Healthcare Access with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

Members of the Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 2260, An Act Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women, also known as the “NASTY Women Act.” The act repeals three archaic and unconstitutional laws that restrict a woman’s access to contraceptives and abortion. The antiquated laws include an 1800’s ban on all abortions, a state requirement […]

Column: The Holiday Spirit in Our Communities

During this time of year, I’m reminded of the words of the writer Oscar Wilde who 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 […]

Column: A Path Forward For Our Innovation Economy

In Massachusetts, we are home to some of the most transformative industries in the world. Leading companies in consumer technology, robotics, healthcare, biotechnology, and so many more have chosen to start here and thrive here. That’s not by accident. Much of our success is thanks to the incredibly talented people we have in this state, […]

Senate Passes Sweeping Healthcare Reform and Cost Containment Bill with Senator Jason Lewis’ Support

The Massachusetts Senate passed sweeping healthcare reform legislation S. 2022, An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care. The HEALTH Act, which passed by a vote of 33-6, focuses on both short and long terms goals regarding how to strengthen our healthcare system by lowering costs, improving outcomes, and expanding access. […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Community Conversation in Winchester on Mental Health and Wellness

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce an upcoming conversation he will hold on challenges in our communities pertaining to mental health and wellness. 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 […]

Senator Jason Lewis Receives Public Health Award

Senator Jason Lewis gave the plenary address at the recent 50th annual conference of the Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA), which represents over 600 local public health officials and associates across Massachusetts and serves as the leader, partner, and voice for local health departments in the Commonwealth. At the conference, the MHOA presented Senator Lewis […]