Entries by Jason Lewis

Sen. Lewis Appointed to Leadership Roles

BOSTON—Last week, Senate President Karen Spilka appointed Senator Jason Lewis to several key leadership roles in the Massachusetts Senate, including Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, Assistant Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and Vice Chair of the new Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts: Post-Pandemic Resiliency. “I’m proud of […]

Senator Lewis Teams with Common Start Coalition to File Landmark Early Education and Child Care Legislation

BOSTON – Today, Senator Jason Lewis and the Common Start Coalition announced the filing of new legislation that would establish a universal system of affordable, high-quality early education and child care for all Massachusetts families, over a 5-year timeline. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how essential early education and child care is to working […]

State Legislature Makes Major Investment in Transportation Infrastructure

Earlier this month, Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House and Senate in voting to authorize $16.5 billion for transportation infrastructure improvements. The bill was signed into law by Governor Baker on January 15, 2021. “Investing in our transportation infrastructure is one of the best ways to help rebuild our economy from […]

Resources for Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Emergency

Last updated: 2/25/2020 Don’t know where to get started? Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE counsellors are available to help small businesses with specific questions about their eligibility and the application process. Here you will find contact information for a local small business resource partner. If you have highly specific or technical […]

Resources for Residents During the COVID-19 Emergency

Last updated: 2/24/2021 Important Tips from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)  Wear a cloth face mask when you are within six feet of other people Stay six feet away from others when at all possible Wash your hands often Answer any calls with the prefix (833) or (857). The Community Tracing Collaborative may […]

Special Commission Established to Redesign Massachusetts State Seal & Flag

On January 6, 2021, the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives enacted legislation sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis that establishes a special commission to study and redesign the Massachusetts state seal and motto in an effort to make it more inclusive and historically representational. The measure was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker […]

Sweeping COVID Recovery & Affordable Housing Bill Signed into Law

Prioritizes small business relief, support for workers, and housing development On Wednesday, January 2, 2021, Senator Jason Lewis voted with the Massachusetts Legislature to pass $627 million in funding for a sweeping economic recovery and development bill which will provide much-needed support to businesses, investments in infrastructure, and creation of new jobs in the wake […]

Statement from Sen. Lewis on Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

A Statement from Senator Jason Lewis Following the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol Yesterday’s insurrection by pro-Trump domestic terrorists who stormed the U.S. Capitol was a disgraceful assault on our democratic system and institutions, incited by President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress. President Trump has demonstrated time and again that he […]

Legislature Passes Landmark Climate Change Bill

Sweeping Legislative Package Includes Sen. Lewis Bill to Improve Home Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards The Massachusetts Legislature on Monday passed breakthrough climate legislation that overhauls the state’s climate laws, drives down greenhouse gas emissions, creates clean energy jobs, and protects environmental justice communities. The bill, supported by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of legislators in both […]