Sen. Lewis has filed the following bills to address education and childcare issues:

  • An Act to make child care and preschool more affordable for working families: Creates a new refundable tax credit to help families with annual incomes up to 400% of the federal poverty level to pay for eligible child care costs.
  • An Act increasing the Commonwealth’s share of the education foundation budget: Amends the Chapter 70 statute to decrease the aggregate local share of education funding and increase the state contribution to help relieve the cost burden on cities and towns.
  • An Act establishing a student tuition recovery fund: Creates a Student Tuition Recovery Fund to assist students injured by failure of a for-profit higher education institution to meet its obligations to the student. The Fund is capitalized by an assessment on for-profit schools.
  • An Act to require disclosure of conflicts of interest in academic institutions: Ensures that academic institutions have adopted policies requiring disclosure of potential financial conflicts of interest that may arise in relationships between university faculty and staff and corporations or other outside entities.


You can see a full list of the legislation Senator Lewis has filed or co-sponsored here.