Senator Jason Lewis and other local state legislators hailed the recent announcement that the Department of Early Education and Care awarded a $2.5 million Head Start State Supplemental Grant to the Head Start and Early Head Start programs run by Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD). The ABCD Head Start and Early Head Start programs […]
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Stoneham and Wakefield state legislators Senator Jason Lewis, Representative Michael Day, Representative Kate-Lipper Garabedian and Representative Donald Wong hailed a recent announcement from Massachusetts Commissioner of Early Education and Care Samantha Aigner-Treworgy that the Department of Early Education & Care awarded a FY 2021 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund grant […]
Senator Jason Lewis, Representative Paul Donato, and members of the state legislature’s Middlesex Fells Caucus successfully advocated for a $75,000 earmark for the Friends of the Fells as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget. This funding will support conservation efforts that protect and enhance the habitats of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Senator Lewis […]
Legislation supported by animal rights and farm advocates would update 2016 ballot referendum to reflect national industry standards BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation on Thursday to create a more secure egg supply chain and raise Massachusetts’ farm animal welfare standards to align with other states. The bill would upgrade Massachusetts’ egg production law […]
Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday held a Constitutional Convention where they overwhelmingly supported the Fair Share Amendment with a vote of 159-41, sending it to the November 2022 statewide ballot for voters to have the final say. The Fair Share Amendment would assess an additional income tax of four percentage points […]
As published by CommonWealth Magazine on June 8, 2021. The Fair Share Amendment — which would assess an additional tax of four percentage points on annual taxable income above $1 million and invest the proceeds in transportation and public education — has been discussed and debated for many years. It has been voted on three […]
Includes increased investments to support an equitable recovery and safeguard the health of our residents The Massachusetts State Senate on May 28 unanimously passed a $47.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), which starts on July 1, after three days of robust deliberations and debate. Approved with unanimous bipartisan support, the budget maintains fiscal responsibility and recommends targeted investments to address […]
On May 27, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) bestowed its 2021 Distinguished Service Award to Senator Jason Lewis. This award is given annually to one person who has made significant contributions to public education in Massachusetts. Senator Lewis represents the residents of the Fifth Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate, which includes the […]
On May 20, the Massachusetts State Legislature gave final approval to a bill to guarantee COVID-19 emergency paid leave to workers, as well as help businesses avoid drastic unemployment insurance rate increases. “No worker in the Commonwealth should have to choose between earning a paycheck and protecting their own health or the health of a […]
State Senator Jason Lewis will be serving as the Senate Chair of a newly formed Early Education and Care Economic Review Commission. This special commission was established in legislation passed late last year. The House Chair of the commission is State Representative Alice Peisch. Senator Lewis and Representative Peisch also serve as the co-chairs of […]