Entries by Jason Lewis

Senator Lewis Announces $375 Million for Local Transportation Improvements

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives passed a $375 million bill to fund transportation improvements across the state. Each municipality will receive a share of funds to finance local transportation infrastructure, including road and bridge repairs, sidewalk improvements, and more. Along with designating funding for […]

Senator Lewis and Massachusetts Senate Pass Consumer Protection Bills

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to protect residents and consumers from predatory tactics and promote fairer interactions with businesses in the state, passing three bills that would ban third-party residential electric suppliers, enhance the state’s protections for car buyers, and mandate home insurers cover residential oil spill damages. “I’m […]

Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Summer 2024 Internships

State Senator Jason Lewis is seeking candidates for a summer internship with his office. Senator 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. Senator Lewis is a member of Senate President Karen Spilka’s leadership team, […]

Senator Lewis Leads Passage in State Senate of Transformative Early Education and Childcare Bill

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis, the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, led his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to unanimously pass the EARLY ED Act to make high-quality early education and childcare more accessible and affordable in Massachusetts. The EARLY ED Act takes transformative steps to improve the affordability and sustainability of childcare […]

Senator Jason Lewis and the State Senate Pass the Healthy Youth Act

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass the Healthy Youth Act, which would ensure that Massachusetts public schools electing to teach sexual health education curriculum use age-appropriate, inclusive, medically accurate, and research-based information on sex, relationships, and consent. The Healthy Youth Act would enhance parental rights and codify into […]

Senator Lewis Appointed to Serve on Ballot Question Special Committee

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis has been appointed by Senate President Karen Spilka to serve on the newly created Special Joint Committee on Initiative Petitions. This committee is charged with reviewing and making recommendations to the full legislature on citizen initiative petitions that may appear as ballot questions in the November 2024 statewide elections. The topics […]

Senator Lewis Promotes Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Before Tax Day

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis is encouraging Massachusetts residents who are 65 or older to explore whether they qualify for the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit when filing their 2023 state tax returns.  Created by the state legislature in 1999, the Circuit Breaker offers financial relief to eligible seniors by providing a refundable tax credit to […]

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass, with bipartisan support, An Act to sensibly address firearm violence through effective reform—the SAFER Act—to increase firearm safety in the state and reduce gun violence without infringing on the constitutional rights of gun owners. The SAFER Act was drafted after hearing extensive […]