Senator Jason Lewis Hosts “Community Conversations” Forum to Help Demystify State Budget

After the successful launch of “Community Conversations” earlier this month, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce the second forum in this discussion series, which will focus on helping residents better understand the state budget.  “Community Conversations” are issue discussions that are being held in each community of the district over the coming year.  Each forum features a different topic, with ample opportunity for residents to share feedback and have their questions answered by experts on the given topic.

This upcoming event – Community Conversations: Demystifying the Massachusetts State Budget – will take place on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30pm.  It will take place at the GAR Room, Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose.

This forum will offer a terrific opportunity to learn more about the Massachusetts state budget.  Noah Berger, President of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, will offer an informative presentation highlighting the important priorities that are funded by our tax dollars.  Attendees will also better understand how they can do their own budget research and become stronger advocates for their budget priorities.

“The conversations I have directly with constituents across the district are the best source of information and guidance to help me do my job in the legislature,” said Senator Lewis.  “I’m excited about the ‘Community Conversations’ series as each forum provides us with a good opportunity to engage in a substantive dialogue on a timely and important topic.”

“This event is a terrific opportunity for residents to not only learn more about the state budget but also about how they can be empowered to make their voices heard,” noted Representative Paul Brodeur, who is co-sponsoring the forum with Senator Lewis.  “I look forward to an informative presentation and engaging conversation.”

This second event in the “Community Conversations” series follows the first forum held earlier this month in Malden, which featured a lively discussion of what would be involved in a Boston-hosted Olympic Games and what impact it would have on our communities north of Boston.

Additional “Community Conversations” in Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winchester will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.