Entries by Jason Lewis

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Sports Betting Legalization Bill with Strong Consumer and Problem Gambling Protections

(BOSTON) State Senator Jason Lewis joined his Massachusetts Senate colleagues on Thursday to pass An Act regulating sports wagering which would legalize commercial sports betting in Massachusetts. The bill, which would allow for both in-person and online sports betting, includes several strong consumer safeguards and addresses gambling addiction and recovery. This legislation is estimated to […]

Senator Lewis Supports State Senate Passage of Major Climate Bill

Amid alarming reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday to pass a major climate bill, An Act Driving Climate Policy Forward. The bill addresses climate change in three primary areas — clean energy, transportation, and buildings — with the aim of […]

Senator Lewis Welcomes Malden Residents Mya and Deanna Cook to State Senate for Passage of CROWN Act

 State Senator Jason Lewis joined his Senate colleagues on Thursday to unanimously pass the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, which prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles in workplaces, schools, and any school-related organizations. Twins Mya and Deanna Cook, along with their parents Aaron and Colleen Cook who […]

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of $1.65 Billion Supplemental Budget Bill to Fund Critical Needs

State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass a bipartisan $1.65 billion supplemental budget bill for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The legislation makes critical investments in the state’s long-term COVID-19 recovery; addresses staffing shortages in schools; provides support for home and community-based services, assistance, and protections for families experiencing housing […]

Special Legislative Commission Issues Report with Policy Recommendations for Major Early Education and Care Reforms

(Boston, MA) – State Representative Alice H. Peisch and State Senator Jason M. Lewis, Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Education and the Special Legislative Early Education and Care Economic Review Commission, announced today that the Commission has finalized its report. Established by Section 106 of Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2020, the Commission […]

Senator Lewis Joins Senate Colleagues to Pass Oversight Reforms for Veterans’ Homes in Wake of COVID-19 Tragedy

State Senator Jason Lewis joined his Senate colleagues to pass legislation to increase public oversight over the administration of state-operated veterans’ homes in Holyoke and Chelsea. To improve safety and transparency at the veterans’ homes, the bill would restructure the chain of command to more closely match established administrative practices used in hospitals and other […]

Senator Lewis Nominates Philmore Phillip II, Founder of CATO, as a Black Excellence on the Hill Honoree

Senator Jason Lewis recently nominated Philmore Phillip, an advocate for racial equity and founder of CATO, as a 2022 Black Excellence on the Hill honoree. Black Excellence on the Hill is an annual event hosted by the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus to recognize and celebrate Black community leaders and trailblazers across Massachusetts. A 2009 […]

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Bill to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable

State Senator Jason Lewis recently joined his Senate colleagues in a bipartisan vote to pass An Act relative to Pharmaceutical Access, Cost and Transparency (PACT Act). This comprehensive pharmaceutical legislation is intended to address the rapidly increasing cost of prescription drugs and to ensure life-saving medications are affordable, fairly priced, and accessible for all patients […]

Senator Lewis Supports Bill to Increase Access to COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, and Masks

State Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in passing a $76 million plan to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and its variants by providing residents with greater access to tests, vaccines, and masks, while prioritizing communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as frontline workers. Much […]