Entries by Office of Senator Jason Lewis

Column: Practice Skin Safety This Summer

Now that the summer weather has arrived, we’re all spending much more time outdoors.  Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a walk around Lake Quannapowitt, or just more time spent mowing the lawn and grilling on the barbeque, this is the time of year during which we have our greatest exposure to the sun. […]

Malden Awarded Nearly $100,000 for Public Safety Grant

Malden’s state legislative delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul Donato, Paul Brodeur, and Steve Ultrino, are pleased to announce that the City of Malden has been awarded $97,132 in state grant funding under the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, offered by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Feature MBTA, Keolis General Managers in Upcoming “Community Conversations” Forum

Continuing on the success of his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce the third forum in the series, which will focus on challenges faced and opportunities ahead in our public transportation system.  “Community Conversations” are issue discussions that are being held in each community of the district over the year.  […]

Column: The State Budget: Lifting All Families

The Massachusetts Senate recently debated and passed the fiscal year 2016 budget for the Commonwealth.  The overarching goal of this budget is to lift all families and to invest in our future.  I’m pleased that this budget is both fiscally responsible and strives to address the many important needs and concerns of our communities.  As […]

Senator Jason Lewis Testifies In Support of Government Transparency Bill

Senator Jason Lewis was pleased to deliver testimony before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight in support of legislation he filed to strengthen the state’s public records law, which would make state government more transparent and accountable to voters. “Convenient access to public records is essential to government transparency and […]


With the Massachusetts Senate having passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2016 state budget, Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce the successful adoption of several amendments to the budget that he filed pertaining to critical public health priorities. Senator Lewis serves as Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Health, and is […]

Column: Vaccinate for Public Health

Last month, the Hinton State Laboratory in Boston confirmed Massachusetts’ first case of measles in 2015.  Preparedness – specifically our relatively high immunization rate against measles – has largely allowed the Commonwealth to avoid significant outbreaks.  In the last decade, only 2006 (19 cases) and 2011 (24 cases) saw the number of confirmed cases of […]

Column: 96 Elephants Per Day

Poaching of elephants and trafficking in illegal ivory is at its highest level in two decades, and, increasingly, this activity is dominated by organized criminal syndicates and militant groups. With the U.S. market for ivory among the largest in the world, we are not only playing a significant role in the demise of African elephants […]

Senator Jason Lewis Testifies In Support of E-Cigarette Regulations

Senator Jason Lewis was pleased to deliver testimony to the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General in support of new regulations on electronic smoking devices, also known as e-cigarettes, filed by Attorney General Maura Healey. The regulations filed by Attorney General Healey include banning the sales of e-cigarettes to minors, requiring child-resistant packaging on nicotine […]

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 […]