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    Sherry Dutzy (Winner)

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    Suzanne Vail (Winner)

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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 kinds of policies, if any, will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our state?

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Increase funding sources to attract qualified professionals who can offer more services in more facilities. The pay scale for mental health workers, in particular, is obscenely low so many leave to work as private practitioners.
We should be willing to pay workers a living wage and should invest more in job-ready education at the community college level. The income inequality gap must decrease but, unfortunately, in NH it is going in the opposite direction. I don’t know the answer but maybe we could modify the tax code to reward companies whose pay difference between the CEO and lowest paid worker is within a reasonable range.
Low interest or no interest loans; tax incentives for redevelopment of inner-city land are some of things that come to mind. Partnering with companies who have creative, outside-the-box ideas. Do we really need more 4,000 sq ft homes on 2 acres of land? In Nashua I would like to explore if a complex of small, 500 sq. ft apartments could be built with the first floor containing government and social services or retail space to support the building's clientele. I believe that NH is already doing some of these things, but this is not my area of expertise.
We need to adequately fund education at the state level so school districts are not so heavily dependent on property taxes. No matter where a child lives in NH he/she should be able to receive a quality, well-rounded education. We are trying to fund a 21st century education system based on an 18th century tax plan.
Reform of the judicial system to stop penalizing people of color for minor offenses and then having those offenses trail them their entire life. Continue to support legislation like “Ban the Box”.
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1) New Hampshire should provide the protections lost with repeal of ACA provisions by placing them in statute. 2) NH should invest in infrastructure to guarantee telehealth care for anyone who needs it, no matter where they live in NH. 4) New Hampshire needs to raise it's Medicaid reimbursement rates, in order to set the standard for better pay for providers to work in the state. This will provide the first increase in provider rates in more than 10 years. 5) New Hampshire needs to have a period of open enrollment for expanded Medicaid, in times of public health crisis. 6) Mental Health/Addiction/general health and dental health should be covered without restrictions as co-equal health concerns. All health deserves parity.
I would focus most on income inequality. I will use the example of a woman trying to start over in a new job , with her same qualifications, but an employment gap. She took care of her children. Her career will never recover, because she was not able to earn enough to pay for day care. When she's hired, she will likely be paid what she made at the last job in her salary history, versus the market rate for her job. This is just one barrier to women across a diverse spectrum of barriers related to race, gender, age, disability, and yes, bad credit. Building a vibrant economy will not happen without fair pay for equal work, and encouragement of a diverse workforce.
We need to legislate in such a way that officials from cities and towns have a say in relaxing zoning and planning restrictions that are too strict to allow housing expansion. We need to set a low interest loan program to use as in incentive for reclamation of small or large piece of real estate for mixed income housing units. We need to apply for all available programs through HUD so that we can offer solutions and relief to builders, renters and owners in the state. Towns that want to restrict their population density drive people into the cities, and should be attracted to participating in development of housing and services that are nearby to support those who live there.
New Hampshire needs to provide a constitutionally adequate, fully funded public education to each child. As our funding formula works right now (which punishes property poor municipalities), we would need to sharply increase building aid, and and sharply increase per pupil investment in all students in the state. That is a temporary solution. The real solution to make sure that the quality of education is equitable, is to fund community schools equitably, and not force towns to survive on less and less state aid to their schools each year. Education is currently unfair based on zip code. Towns need a significant amount school aid.
I am working really hard to helping people to vote in our state. I am in support of legislation that scales back the impact of voter suppression. I am working to support criminal justice reform by working on motor vehicle statutes to eliminate racial profiling. I joined a team that worked really hard to end the death penalty, with immense success. I worked on a bill that would separate the driver's license suspension for non-driving related offenses, such as failing to pay a fine resulting in license suspension (that would make it impossible to pay the fine). I check with a Black person before I vote on criminal justice bills. I am not one to be targeted and I don't want know what that new law could do to a Black man.