Entries by Jason Lewis

Malden Legislators Applaud $153,000 MassTrails Grant for Spot Pond Brook Greenway

The Malden legislative delegation—Senator Jason Lewis, Representative Steve Ultrino, Representative Paul Donato, and Representative Paul Brodeur—is pleased to announce that the city of Malden has been awarded a $153,056 MassTrails Grant. This grant funding will be used to pay for the design, engineering and permitting of the Spot Pond Brook Greenway, a proposed multi-use path […]

Legislature Advances Fair Share Bill Led by Senator Lewis

During a constitutional convention on June 12, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to place an additional 4 percent tax on annual taxable income in excess of $1 million to generate revenues for transportation and educational investments. The revenue generated – estimated by the Department of Revenue as much as $2.2 billion […]

Senator Lewis Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Prevent Distracted Driving

The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed An Act Preventing Distracted Driving, which would prohibit the use of handheld mobile devices while driving. “The ubiquity of smart phones has led to a serious epidemic of distracted driving across our communities,” said Senator Jason Lewis. “Accidents, injuries and deaths caused by distracted driving are completely […]

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Local Road Repair Funding Bill

In May, both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the State Senate passed a bond bill to fund local road and bridge repairs (funding often referred to as “Chapter 90” funds), and to continue the legislature’s ongoing commitment to invest in our local communities.  The bill will provide $200 million in Fiscal Year 2020 for […]

Senator Lewis Joins Unanimous Vote to Approve FY20 Senate Budget

On Thursday, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a $42.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 which increases access to quality, affordable health care, significantly expands funding for public education, and makes other targeted investments to provide greater access to opportunity and economic vitality across the Commonwealth. “After a week of productive and substantive debate and […]

Column: Responding to Misinformation About the ROE Act

I respect that people of good will can have different views about abortion. My long held view is that a woman should have the right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health, including whether to seek an abortion. I don’t believe that our state or federal government should seek to deny or unreasonably […]

Senator Lewis to Host Forum on Teen Vaping Epidemic

Continuing his “Community Conversations” discussion series, Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to host an upcoming conversation on the teen e-cigarette use, also known as “vaping.” 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 experts on […]

Senator Lewis Helps Pass Road Safety Bill

Senator Jason Lewis joined his Senate colleagues in voting unanimously to pass road safety legislation that will help make our roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The bill, An Act to Reduce Traffic Fatalities, includes several measures that together will greatly improve road safety.  The bill classifies several groups, including pedestrians, utility workers, first […]

Column: Why the Fair Share Amendment is Good for Mass.

Massachusetts is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are rightly proud of our state’s reputation as a national and international educational, scientific and economic leader. However, our Commonwealth also faces tremendous unmet needs that are hurting our families and communities and putting our economic future at risk. According to the […]