Entries by Jason Lewis

Senate Passes Public Records Reform Bill Sponsored By Senator Jason Lewis

The Massachusetts State Senate this week unanimously passed legislation reforming how the state handles public records.  The legislation, originally sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis, is the first update to the public records law since the early 1970’s. The legislation will reduce costs for those requesting public records, as well as ensure timely compliance with public […]

Malden Awarded $229,000 in Public Safety Staffing Grants

Malden’s state legislative delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul Donato, Paul Brodeur, and Steve Ultrino, is pleased to announce that the City of Malden has been awarded more than $229,000 in state grant funding through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s “Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant” program. A sum of […]

Statement from Senator Jason Lewis on Education Funding in House 2, the FY2017 Budget

I am disappointed that Governor Baker’s proposed FY17 budget not only provides the smallest rate of increase in Chapter 70 funding in the past half-decade, but also takes no steps to begin implementing the recommendations of the bipartisan Foundation Budget Review Commission (FBRC).  In its report released late last year, the FBRC recommended adjusting how […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Forum on Senior Citizen Issues and Services

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce the sixth forum in the series, which will focus on issues uniquely facing senior citizens and caregivers in our communities.  Held in every community of the district, “Community Conversations” are issue discussions delving into a different topic at each forum, with ample […]

Massachusetts Senate Passes Hands Free Driving Bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation that would ban the hand-operated use of mobile devices while driving.  According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving accounted for 26 percent of the 30,000 lives lost in motor vehicle accidents in 2013.  The bill implements penalties for operating a vehicle while holding a mobile electronic device to, or […]

Malden Awarded $435,900 in Grant Funding to Combat Substance Abuse

Malden’s state legislative delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul Donato, Paul Brodeur, and Steve Ultrino, is pleased to announce that the City of Malden has been awarded over $400,000 in state grant funding through the Department of Public Health to combat substance abuse. Malden will receive $85,000 per year for five years, totaling […]

Column: A Productive Year for the State Senate

The state Senate recently wrapped up its work for 2015, the first year of the two-year legislative session.  It was a productive year for the Senate, with action taken to address a number of important issues and the groundwork laid for an even busier 2016. Earlier in the year, the Senate worked collaboratively with the […]

Senate Passes Social Media Privacy Protection Legislation with Support of Senator Jason Lewis

Working to insure individual privacy protections in academic and workplace settings, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed An Act Relative to Social Media Privacy Protection, legislation co-sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis. The bill prohibits any public or private institution providing elementary, secondary, or higher education from requiring a student or applicant to disclose a user name, […]