Entries by Jason Lewis

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 […]

State Budget Includes Sen. Lewis Provision to Address Barriers for Foreign-Trained Medical Professionals & Improve Access to Health Care

BOSTON – A new commission created in the FY2020 state budget that Governor Baker signed this week will help address our Commonwealth’s critical shortages of medical providers by identifying best practices to license and deploy foreign-trained health professionals. Massachusetts has some of the best medical facilities in the world, but it also fails to meet […]

Senate Passes Sen. Lewis Bill to Eliminate Ghost Networks

BOSTON – On Thursday, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously voted to support An Act to increase consumer transparency about insurance provider networks, legislation filed by Senator Jason Lewis to eliminate “ghost networks” among Massachusetts health insurers and increase access to mental health care for patients who need it. Out-of-date and inaccurate health insurance provider directories […]

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 […]