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State Senator District 10

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    Jay Kahn
    (Dem)

  • Daniel LeClair
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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?

Campaign Email kahnjay03@gmail.com
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I'm prime sponsor of Telehealth legislation over the past 2 years. It includes voice and video for health and mental health care and prescription of MAT from approved clinic or corrections facility. A Telehealth study commission will provide evidence based recommendations to future legislatures to improve access, make technology investments and reduce health care costs.

Improve the workforce pipeline. Laddering careers from entry to advanced roles to move people into the field and reduce education debt. Add training at long-term-care facilities and supervision of graduate counselors as allowable Medicaid expenses. Hiring incentives, like loan reimbursement

Improve Medicaid reimbursement rates and salaries of health care providers.
I favor a minimum wage that's competitive with neighboring states and progressive tax policies, but do not support an income or sales tax. I support using state education funding to equalize property tax rates and educational opportunities across NH. We need to retain more high school and college graduates in NH's workforce. High school career readiness certificates, dual enrollment in college credit courses and employer based hiring incentives (GRIP) are needed to pave the pipeline into the state's workforce. Renewable energy expansion will lead to new careers & lower living costs. We need to increase access to healthcare education to fill workforce needs. Improved broadband will make working from home and rural lifestyles more desirable
I proposed permitting local property tax incentives for renovating aged housing, which will help neighborhood revitalization and sustain the low and moderate income housing we have. I've sponsored multiple bills for rural broadband expansion and SB 170 is having a significant impact on last mile connectivity to underserved properties. Broadband & good cell coverage are a necessity for housing in rural towns with lower costs of living and lower density. An annual appropriation into the Housing Finance Authority will assure a resource for home purchasing and housing creation. We also need to help local communities deal with homelessness and rapid rehousing, shelters are too crowded to support demand or healthy protocols.
The state needs a distribution methodology that ensure education opportunities for all children to succeed. Across the board funding isn’t working because there's too little remaining for those communities facing economic disparities. Special education services and English learning programs need better funding to relieve burdens on communities facing these higher costs of instruction. Access to pre-school and early childhood experiences are the best investment towards improving early proficiency. I’ve also sponsored career readiness legislation that is about to be implemented that provides greater opportunity for credentialing students for work preparedness and providing applied learning opportunities for students.
Education, including higher education access, healthcare, environmental safety and sustainability and infrastructure sustain the quality of life in NH. State government needs to be a partner with local communities to ensure no one is left behind. I meet with the 15 towns in Senate District 10 a couple times per year, prior to and after the legislative session, so community leaders are informed of my priorities and they can inform me of theirs. I lead a meeting of health and mental health care leaders 3 times a year to make sure we are organizing to take advantage of federal and state funding opportunities. I convene a meeting on broadband leaders and I’m our local housing/CAP board. These keep me accountable for constituent needs.
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