State Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that two home rule petitions for the Town of Stoneham have been signed by Governor Deval Patrick. The first home rule petition, previously passed by Stoneham Town Meeting last November, will enable the Town to collect any unspent funds from the collection of annual trash fees and […]
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This week, the Massachusetts Senate begins debate over the Commonwealth’s annual budget for the 2015 fiscal year. In recent years, strong fiscal management and consistently on-time and balanced budgets have led to one of the largest rainy day funds in the nation and the highest bond rating in our Commonwealth’s history. I’m pleased that this […]
The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to increase opportunities for long-term substance abuse recovery in the Commonwealth by supporting a continuum of care and removing barriers that stand in the way of effective treatment, Senator Jason Lewis announced. “Opiate addiction in the Commonwealth has reached crisis level, and we need to take aggressive steps […]
The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to establish a bill of rights for domestic workers, establishing clear labor standards and protections in the workplace, Senator Jason Lewis announced. “Making sure that working men and women are treated with respect and dignity is a value we all share,” said Senator Jason Lewis. “I’m proud […]
State Senator Jason Lewis, Chairman of the Stoneham Board of Selectmen Thomas Boussy, and Stoneham Police Chief James T. McIntyre joined Stoneham Alliance Against Violence (SAAV) for SAAV’s White Ribbon Day event held outside Stoneham Town Hall on Tuesday, May 6. White Ribbon Day is an effort to encourage men and boys to play a […]
With the support of Senator Jason Lewis, the Senate on Thursday, May 1, passed a bill that restores the value of the minimum wage in Massachusetts by increasing the minimum wage to $11 by 2016 and tying future increases to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Northeast region. The bill also increases wages for […]
In the weeks since I was sworn in as your state senator, I have had the pleasure of meeting with many of you at events across the 5th Middlesex district. I am eager to hear your ideas and concerns, and to continue the dialogue that we started on the campaign trail many months ago. During […]
State Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that the transportation bond bill that Governor Deval Patrick signed into law, which will finance necessary repairs and improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure, included $50 million over five years to create an Active Streets Certification Program, originally proposed in Senator Lewis’ bill, An Act relative to […]
Following his special election victory earlier this month, State Senator Jason Lewis was sworn in on Thursday, April 17, 2014, by Governor Deval Patrick, succeeding Congresswoman Katherine Clark in representing the 5th Middlesex district. Joined by family and friends, Senator Lewis’ remarks upon being sworn in focused on growing up in South Africa during the […]