Entries by Office of Senator Jason Lewis

Senator Jason Lewis and Organizational Partners to Hold Regional Forum in Reading on Opioid Abuse

Later this month, Senator Jason Lewis, the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition will present a regional dialogue on opioid abuse.  Residents of the 5th Middlesex district and neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and feedback. The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 23, […]

Column: Ensuring Adequate and Equitable Funding for All Our Schools

Throughout our nation’s history, Massachusetts has stood at the forefront on the issue of public education.  The Commonwealth, holding true to that designation, was the first state to provide access to free public school for all children.  A few decades after, we instituted the first special education program for students with additional needs. Since the […]

Malden Awarded Two State Grants

Over $24,000 in state grants awarded to Malden for literacy and recycling programs The Malden state legislative delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul J. Donato, Chris Fallon, and Paul Brodeur, are pleased to announce that Malden has been awarded over $24,000 in state grants for literacy and recycling programs. Malden Public Schools has […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Hold Forum in Wakefield on Education Funding

Later this month, Senator Jason Lewis, in collaboration with the Wakefield School Committee and Wakefield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stephen Zrike, will present a public information session on state education finance reform.  Residents of the 5th Middlesex district are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and feedback. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, […]

Melrose Legislative Delegation at the Melrose Dog Park

Melrose’s legislative delegation, State Senator Jason Lewis and State Representative Paul Brodeur, held a special outdoor District Office Hour yesterday at the Melrose Dog Park.  They discussed significant animal rights legislation that was signed into law this year and took questions from area residents.  Senator Lewis and Representative Brodeur also enjoyed meeting several of their […]

Senator Jason Lewis Receives 2014 YMCA Legislative Champion Award

Senator Jason Lewis recently received a 2014 YMCA Legislative Champion Award from the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, thanking Senator Lewis for his “outstanding service” during the 2013-2014 legislative session.  In a letter accompanying the award, Executive Director Peter R. Doliber noted Senator Lewis’ support for key programs benefiting children, including early education and Youth-At-Risk funding, […]

Senator Jason Lewis’ West Nile Virus Prevention Legislation Passes Senate

Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that yesterday the Massachusetts Senate passed his legislation to strengthen municipalities’ ability to combat the mosquito-borne disease West Nile Virus. Senator Lewis’ bill would return to municipal public works employees and seasonal workers the authority to drop non-toxic pesticide pellets into storm drains and catch basins in an […]

Senator Jason Lewis Supports Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

The Massachusetts Senate last week unanimously passed a bill to strengthen reporting requirements for independent expenditure committees and bring a higher level of transparency to elections in the Commonwealth, Senator Jason Lewis announced. “The more transparent our political process is, the more faith voters will have in it,” noted Senator Lewis.  “This legislation holds true […]

Gov. Deval Patrick Signs Senator Jason Lewis’ Shark Fin Ban Bill Into Law

Flanked by a dedicated coalition of animal welfare and marine conservation activists, Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday, July 24, signed into law legislation sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis that bans the possession, sale, trade, or distribution of shark fins in Massachusetts.  The practice of “shark finning,” which is both morally repugnant and harmful to the […]