Entries by Jason Lewis

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 […]

With Senator Lewis, Legislature Funds Family Planning Services

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the State Senate voted to allocate $8 million in funding for family planning clinics in the Commonwealth to offset potential cuts to the federal Title X program proposed by the Trump administration. Title X is a federal grant program which prioritizes the needs of low-income […]

Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Summer 2019 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 […]

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 […]