Entries by Jason Lewis

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Two Bills to Support Veterans and Military Families 

The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate recently passed two bills to better support the needs of veterans, active duty service members, and their families in the Commonwealth. An Act relative to the governance, structure, and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes makes key reforms to the governance structure and operations of the […]

Senator Jason Lewis Applauds Senate Passage of the SAVE Students Act 

State Senator Jason Lewis recently joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in passing An Act relative to safety and violence education for students, also known as the SAVE Students Act. This bipartisan legislation expands violence prevention and suicide awareness programming in schools, creates an anonymous reporting system for tips related to student safety […]

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Major Transportation and Infrastructure Funding Bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate recently passed a major capital funding bill, which authorizes $11.3 billion for transportation and other infrastructure projects across Massachusetts. The bill was signed into law by Governor Baker on August 10, 2022. In addition to authorizing state funding for critical projects, this legislation also positions the Commonwealth to […]

Massachusetts Legislature Enacts Sweeping Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Healthcare

(BOSTON) The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate recently passed an expansive mental healthcare bill, which was signed into law by Governor Baker on August 10, 2022. Known as the Mental Health ABC Act: Addressing Barriers to Care, this comprehensive legislation includes a wide variety of reforms to ensure equitable access to mental healthcare and […]

State Legislature Responds Decisively to SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v Wade

Recently, the Massachusetts Legislature passed An Act expanding protections for reproductive and gender-affirming care, which protects and expands access to abortion and other reproductive and gender-affirming healthcare in the Commonwealth. This comprehensive legislation affirms Massachusetts’ leadership when it comes to reproductive rights and freedom in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v […]

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Major Climate And Clean Energy Bill

(BOSTON) The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate recently passed a sweeping climate and clean energy bill, which was signed into law by Governor Baker on August 11, 2022. Known as An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind, this legislation bolsters green transportation, green buildings, and clean power production, including offshore wind and solar, […]

Senator Lewis Secures $200,000 in State Funding for Triangle, Inc

State Senator Jason Lewis led the effort to secure $200,000 in funding for Triangle’s School to Career Program as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 state budget. This funding will support efforts that connect special education students with disabilities to services designed to enhance their job and career opportunities and enrich their local communities. Triangle, […]

Senator Lewis Applauds Passage of Bills to Advance Animal Welfare

State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to pass several bills that promote and advance animal welfare in the Commonwealth. Senator Lewis has long been a champion for preventing animal cruelty, including the successful passage of protections for farm animals against cruel confinement systems. The first bill passed by the […]

Senator Lewis and Representative Donato Secure $60,000 in State Funding for Sustainable Fells Campaign   

BOSTON— State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative Paul Donato, and members of the state legislature’s Middlesex Fells Caucus successfully advocated for a $60,000 earmark for the Friends of the Fells as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 state budget. This funding will support increased safety and responsible stewardship of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Senator Lewis […]