Entries by Jason Lewis

New Report on Prescription Drug Prices Supports Senator Lewis’s Proposal for Rx Pricing Reform

BOSTON, MA – While many Americans struggle to afford their prescription drugs, a new survey of retail prices of commonly-prescribed medications found patients can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in some cases by shopping around at pharmacies within their communities. MASSPIRG, Health Care For All, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Christine Barber and others […]

Senator Lewis Appointed to Chair Education Committee

BOSTON, MA – Senate President Karen Spilka announced last week that Senator Jason Lewis has been appointed Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education in the Massachusetts Legislature. Senator Lewis was also appointed to a leadership position on the Senate Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for crafting the annual state budget and […]

Column: Now is the Time to Finally Fix the School Funding Formula in Massachusetts

John Adams said, “Laws for liberal education of youth… are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.” In drafting the Massachusetts state constitution (the oldest written constitution still in use anywhere in the world), Adams recognized that education is indispensable to […]

Senator Lewis Shares 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda

BOSTON, MA – Last month, Senator Jason Lewis filed dozens of bills for the 2019-2020 legislative session. “I’m excited to champion a bold legislative agenda for the 2019-2020 legislative session,” said Senator Jason Lewis. “I filed 98 bills that would advance equality, opportunity, justice, and sustainability for our communities and the entire Commonwealth. I’m also pleased […]

Senator Lewis to Lead Working Group on Federal Government Shutdown

BOSTON — Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) joined with Senator Bruce E. Tarr (R-Gloucester) on Thursday to announce a seven-member, bipartisan working group to examine the challenges facing the Commonwealth in light of the federal government shutdown, as well as to develop creative ways to help those Massachusetts families impacted. “This shutdown has gone […]

Senator Lewis Files Legislation to Revive the Fair Share Amendment

BOSTON — On Friday, State Senator Jason Lewis (5th Middlesex District) and State Representative James O’Day (14th Worcester District) filed legislation in the State Senate and State House of Representatives to revive the “Fair Share Amendment,” a proposed Massachusetts constitutional amendment that could generate as much as $2 billion in new revenue to support the […]

Gender Equity Bill Signed, Ensuring Fair Coverage in Disability Insurance

BOSTON — A bill filed by State Representative Ruth Balser and State Senator Jason Lewis to prevent gender discrimination in disability insurance was signed into law Thursday by Governor Charlie Baker. In the state-regulated individual insurance market, women pay more than men for the same disability insurance benefits. Filings with the Division of Insurance show […]

Please fill out our brief constituent feedback survey

BOSTON — With a new legislative session beginning in January, State Senator Jason Lewis is preparing his policy agenda and priorities, and is seeking feedback from constituents on the issues that are most important to them and their families. Senator Lewis invites you to fill out a brief survey, which can be found at this […]

Senator Lewis Submits Testimony on National Grid Bill

A letter from Senator Jason Lewis to the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy: December 4, 2018 The Honorable Michael J. Barrett Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy The Honorable Thomas A. Golden House Chair, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Dear Chair Barrett and Chair Golden: Please accept this […]

Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for 2019 Winter/Spring State House Internships

Senator Jason Lewis is looking for civic-minded individuals interested in a winter-spring internship in his State House office. State Senator Jason Lewis proudly represents the people of the Fifth Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. He has been a leader in […]