Entries by Jason Lewis

Sen. Lewis & Middlesex Fells Legislative Caucus Secure State Funding for Fells Improvements

Senator Jason Lewis, Representative Paul Donato, and members of the state legislature’s Middlesex Fells Caucus successfully advocated for a $75,000 earmark for the Friends of the Fells as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 state budget. This funding will support conservation efforts that protect and enhance the habitats of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Senator Lewis […]

Senate Passes Animal Welfare Improvements for Egg-Laying Hens Proposed by Sen. Lewis

Legislation supported by animal rights and farm advocates would update 2016 ballot referendum to reflect national industry standards BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation on Thursday to create a more secure egg supply chain and raise Massachusetts’ farm animal welfare standards to align with other states. The bill would upgrade Massachusetts’ egg production law […]

Led by Sen. Lewis, Fair Share Amendment Advances to the Ballot

Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday held a Constitutional Convention where they overwhelmingly supported the Fair Share Amendment with a vote of 159-41, sending it to the November 2022 statewide ballot for voters to have the final say. The Fair Share Amendment would assess an additional income tax of four percentage points […]

Senate Passes FY22 State Budget with Support of Sen. Lewis

Includes increased investments to support an equitable recovery and safeguard the health of our residents The Massachusetts State Senate on May 28 unanimously passed a $47.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), which starts on July 1, after three days of robust deliberations and debate. Approved with unanimous bipartisan support, the budget maintains fiscal responsibility and recommends targeted investments to address […]

Sen. Lewis Receives 2021 Distinguished Service Award from Mass. Association of School Superintendents

On May 27, the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) bestowed its 2021 Distinguished Service Award to Senator Jason Lewis. This award is given annually to one person who has made significant contributions to public education in Massachusetts. Senator Lewis represents the residents of the Fifth Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate, which includes the […]

State Legislature Takes Further Action To Address Pandemic Impacts

On May 20, the Massachusetts State Legislature gave final approval to a bill to guarantee COVID-19 emergency paid leave to workers, as well as help businesses avoid drastic unemployment insurance rate increases. “No worker in the Commonwealth should have to choose between earning a paycheck and protecting their own health or the health of a […]

Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill Including Emergency Paid Sick Leave Championed By Senator Lewis

The Massachusetts House and Senate last month finalized a COVID-19 relief package to assist workers and small businesses as they continue to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The comprehensive legislation includes unemployment insurance rate relief for businesses, tax relief for unemployed workers and businesses that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, […]

Senator Lewis Accepting Applications for Summer 2021 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 […]