Entries by Office of Senator Jason Lewis

Column: Reflecting on the Fourth of July

I’m sure many of us are excited for our Fourth of July weekend plans, whether it involves travel to see family, some relaxation time at the beach, or grilling in the backyard.  However, at the risk of sounding cliché, I urge you to take a few moments to reflect on the meaning behind America’s Independence […]

Senator Jason Lewis’ Shark Finning Legislation Passes Senate, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that his legislation to eliminate the cruel shark fin trade in the Commonwealth unanimously passed the Massachusetts Senate today.  Having passed the House of Representatives in May, the bill will move to Governor Deval Patrick’s desk for his signature. The practice of “shark finning,” which is both morally […]

Senator Jason Lewis Secures Funds for Malden Community Conference Center in Senate Bond Bill

Senator Jason Lewis is very pleased to announce that he was successful in securing funds for the Malden Community Conference Center project in the capital bond bill passed by the Senate this week.  The conference center would be constructed in concert with the planned minor league baseball park currently in the development stage. “Local economic […]

Senator Jason Lewis’ West Nile Virus Prevention Legislation Passes House

Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce the passage in the state House of Representatives of 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 […]

Reading Delegation Announces Grant Awarded to Reading to Preserve Civil War History

Senator Jason Lewis, Representative Bradley H. Jones, and Representative James Dwyer are pleased to announce that the Town of Reading will receive a $7,500 grant for historical marker upgrades at Laurel Hill Cemetery through the Civil War Preservation grant program, as part of the recognition of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial). The Civil War […]

Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Brodeur Announce Grant Awarded to Melrose to Preserve Civil War History

Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Brodeur are pleased to announce that the City of Melrose will receive a $3,400 grant for its Civil War monuments restoration project through the Civil War Preservation grant program, as part of the recognition of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial). The Civil War Preservation grant program, developed by […]

Senator Jason Lewis Announces Passage of Senate’s FY15 Budget

Senator Jason Lewis today announced that the state Senate has passed the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget.  The budget makes critical investments in public education, including early childhood education and public higher education, as well as transportation, public health, and public safety, while responsibly addressing important needs for specific populations, from veterans’ services, to child […]