Entries by Jason Lewis

Sen. Lewis and State Senate Pass Supplemental Budget Bill, Investing in State’s Rainy Day Fund and Other Priorities

BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Senate passed a $779.8 million closeout supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2019 on Thursday. The legislation would transfer $356 million to the state’s stabilization fund, building the Commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund and placing the state on firmer financial footing.  At approximately $3.2 billion, the fund would reach its highest level […]

Sen. Lewis Joins Senate in Unanimous Passage of Legislation Promoting the Safety, Health and Wellness of Children and Persons with Disablities

BOSTON – On Thursday, Senator Jason Lewis joined colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to pass An Act to protect persons with intellectual or developmental disability from abuse, also known as “Nicky’s Law,” and An Act Relative to Children’s Health and Wellness. “Protecting the most vulnerable members of our society is a longstanding priority for […]

Community Conversation: Sen. Lewis to Host Forum on Green Technology

Continuing his “Community Conversations” discussion series, Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to host an upcoming conversation on policy strategies to address climate change with emerging green technology. Community Conversations are issue discussions delving into a different timely topic at each forum, with ample opportunity for residents to share feedback and have their questions answered by […]

Massachusetts Senate Unanimously Passes Student Opportunity Act With Leadership of Education Chair Jason Lewis

BOSTON – On Thursday, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Student Opportunity Act, an unprecedented $1.5 billion new investment in Massachusetts K-12 public education. This legislation ensures public schools have adequate resources to provide high-quality education to students across the state, regardless of zip code or income level. Assuming inflation, over time the bill could […]

Column: The Student Opportunity Act Reaffirms Our Commonwealth’s Commitment to Public Education

Massachusetts has a long and proud commitment to public education. President John Adams, the author of our state constitution, saw public education as the spark that would set the fire of democracy alight. Horace Mann championed the once radical idea of a free public education for all children. The Commonwealth’s strong commitment to high quality […]

Sen. Lewis Announces the Student Opportunity Act

On Thursday, the Joint Committee on Education, chaired by Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Alice Peisch, released the Student Opportunity Act. This legislation, an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in Massachusetts public schools, will expand opportunities for all students, especially those facing educational disadvantages, and provide more resources to all of our communities. The Student Opportunity […]

Column: Massachusetts Should Update its State Flag and Seal

As published in the Boston Globe’s “The Argument” feature on September 6, 2019. Have you ever seen the Massachusetts state flag flapping in the breeze? Many people will no doubt recognize the white field, blue crest, and gold figure, but surprisingly few stop to consider the meaning of this image — our state seal — […]

Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 State House Internships

Senator Jason Lewis is looking for civic-minded individuals interested in a fall semester 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 […]