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  • Harold F. French
    (Rep)

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    Philip Spagnuolo
    (Dem)

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What should our state do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all, including treatment for addiction and mental illness?

In building a vibrant economy in our state, would you emphasize reforming tax policies, addressing income inequality, changing the minimum wage, or something else?

What do you see as the state government’s role in creating or incentivizing more housing?

What should state government do to ensure an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12?

What will you do to ensure that the priorities of New Hampshire citizens take precedence over the benefits to your party?

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Campaign Mailing Address 58 Winter Street
Laconia, NH (0)3246
Campaign Website http://phil4nh.com
Campaign Email phil4nhsenate@gmail.com
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Expanding medicaid was a good step in the right direction, but with the slashing of reimbursement rates, the ability for people to get addiction and mental health treatment was negatively affected. With restored reimbursement rates as well as prioritizing and incentivizing the expansion of facility capability in the state, there could be better coverage for those struggling. As a person in long term recovery, I know first-hand the importance of having treatment options. I will be a true advocate for making healthcare more available.
In building a vibrant economy, two priorities of mine would be an increased minimum wage and the expansion of broadband throughout the state. It is paramount that we have thorough broadband coverage because businesses will not move to New Hampshire if they cannot even make business calls from the office. Additionally, we need to incentivize workers to come to New Hampshire through a bump in the minimum wage. With new business opportunities, we would see an influx of young people and families into the state.
There is no question we need more affordable housing. People are struggling to pay rent, and when people cannot pay rent, they leave. To attract people to New Hampshire, especially young people, we need to ensure that we have plenty of affordable housing. Right now, that is blocked due to extreme local zoning ordinances throughout the state. We should relax some of those restrictions to build housing in an efficient manner while protecting the beauty of New Hampshire.
We need to take a good hard look at how we're funding our schools. Right now, it is by no means equitable for all young Granite Staters. My proposal would be to pool property tax at a state level then allocate according to need and size of the school district. It is important that we provide students and teachers with the tools to ensure the next generation is fully prepared for their lives ahead.
I will always fight for my constituents regardless of whether or not it directly benefits my party. My district has been consistently overlooked due to party politics for too long, and I will be going to Concord to serve them. I am running a grassroots campaign and will not be beholden to special interests.