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Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill Including Emergency Paid Sick Leave Championed By Senator Lewis

The Massachusetts House and Senate last month finalized a COVID-19 relief package to assist workers and small businesses as they continue to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The comprehensive legislation includes unemployment insurance rate relief for businesses, tax relief for unemployed workers and businesses that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, […]

Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Summer 2021 State House Internships

Senator Jason Lewis is looking for civic-minded individuals interested in a summer 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 currently serves as the Senate […]

Sen. Lewis Appointed to Leadership Roles

BOSTON—Last week, Senate President Karen Spilka appointed Senator Jason Lewis to several key leadership roles in the Massachusetts Senate, including Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, Assistant Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and Vice Chair of the new Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts: Post-Pandemic Resiliency. “I’m proud of […]

Senator Lewis Teams with Common Start Coalition to File Landmark Early Education and Child Care Legislation

BOSTON – Today, Senator Jason Lewis and the Common Start Coalition announced the filing of new legislation that would establish a universal system of affordable, high-quality early education and child care for all Massachusetts families, over a 5-year timeline. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how essential early education and child care is to working […]

Resources for Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Emergency

Last updated: 2/25/2020 Don’t know where to get started? Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE counsellors are available to help small businesses with specific questions about their eligibility and the application process. Here you will find contact information for a local small business resource partner. If you have highly specific or technical […]

Resources for Residents During the COVID-19 Emergency

Last updated: 2/24/2021 Important Tips from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)  Wear a cloth face mask when you are within six feet of other people Stay six feet away from others when at all possible Wash your hands often Answer any calls with the prefix (833) or (857). The Community Tracing Collaborative may […]

Sweeping COVID Recovery & Affordable Housing Bill Signed into Law

Prioritizes small business relief, support for workers, and housing development On Wednesday, January 2, 2021, Senator Jason Lewis voted with the Massachusetts Legislature to pass $627 million in funding for a sweeping economic recovery and development bill which will provide much-needed support to businesses, investments in infrastructure, and creation of new jobs in the wake […]