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  • Skip Cleaver
    (Dem)

  • Anthony DiPaolo
    (Rep)

  • Paul Hutsteiner
    (Rep)

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    Latha Mangipudi
    (Dem)

  • Peter L. Silva
    (Rep)

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

Campaign Email skipcleaver@comcast.net
Campaign Phone (603) 305-9871
We should, along with other states, adopt the Canadian model for universal, single payer health care which would include treatment for addiction and mental illness, as well as dental, prescription and vision coverage. The Canadian system is both fair and efficient, and despite its universality the overall cost for Canadian residents is considerably less per person than the current private system in the United States. As has been highlighted and magnified by the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare should not be tied to, or dependent on, employment as a benefit
We need to reform tax policy, starting with returning to the previous level on business taxes prior to the cuts, which cost the state more than $200 million. We must freeze or reduce property taxes and increase other sources of revenues for education funding; for example, a limited, targeted sales tax on video games and smart phones. Income inequality is a huge problem in New Hampshire and we can begin to address it with a minimum wage of at least $17 per hour, which is barely a living wage.
The state should provide tax breaks for housing developers, with increased levels of breaks for providing affordable housing. Any new multi-family housing must have a minimum of 15% as affordable units.
The state must increase its share of education expenses across the board to insure equitable funding for all students no matter their zip code; all should have the same resources no matter the tax base of their home district, Bedford to Berlin, Claremont to Colebrook, Portsmouth to Peterborough. We must fully fund Pre-K and Kindergarten, as well as grades one through 12. We must increase funding for the state college and university system because it currently has the highest in-state tuition in the nation; this is an embarrassment and is driving students out of state never to return. And it hurts workforce availability and quality. We must also better fund our community colleges and technical schools for better workforce preparation.
Racism and discrimination have no place in New Hampshire or anywhere else. The state must take the lead with hiring and anti discrimination practices. Appropriate state agencies must keep up a constant and consistent public relations campaign to the private sector on hiring, pay equity, and social practices regarding women and minorities. We must carefully monitor fairness in employment, housing and education in addition to job discrimination and inequality in compensation. Strong unions promote equality and create a bulwark against discrimination; so-called right to work initiatives must be defeated.
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Lawmakers really need to discuss the price of healthcare (what people and insurance companies are actually being charged for medical services). I believe that we are being grossly overcharged, and our president has stated this as well.
We should try to keep business taxes down to promote expansion. Real Estate taxes should be reduced before we have real problems...
Again, we should reduce real estate taxes . And we may need more homeless shelters this winter to be able to cope with the virus.
If I consider what the founding fathers had to work with (candles, chalk boards, etc.) and look at their writings ( such as the declaration of independence) I am inclined to say that education is more a matter of the work that the students are willing to put into it than the amount of money spent by the government.
We already have laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and housing, do you think that we are unjust?
Campaign Mailing Address 20 Salmon Brook Road Nashua, NH 03062
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Invest in Early Intervention, Education and support. Building integrative alternative and complementary model of health caredelivery which offers a platform of shared interests that better serve the healthcare needs of our community, shifting from disease focus to health and wellness focus with emphasis on building health equity and resiliency in our communities.
Building vibrant economy in our state should look at all of the above especially inequlities in healthcare, income, education and criminal justice reform. Investing in clean energy, sustainable diverse economic opportunity is critical.
Rennovation of old mill buildings in to multi generational housing complex, multi modal tranportation systems with communities within communities such as coops, creative thinking and creative communities with true inclusion in key.
Adequate funding for basic K-12 education
Environmental justice, meaning clean air and water for all our citizens to reduce socio economic gaps, Criminal Justice reform ending this practice of criminalizing mental illnes and additiction, Establishing foransic psychiatric hospital for our severely mentally ill granite staters. Providing clean environment for families to raise their children and care for their loved ones.
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Campaign Website http://www.lauratelerski.com
Campaign Email telerski@gmail.com
Campaign Facebook http://@LauraTelerskiNH
Campaign Twitter @LauraTelerski
Campaign Phone (603) 320-3957
Quality, affordable healthcare for all can be achieved with the expansion of Medicaid, allowing families to receive preventive wellness visits, and bills such as HB250 that would have established a dental benefit for adults covered by Medicaid. The mental health crisis can start to be addressed by covering wellness visits where a doctor can assess overall health and screen patients for mental illnesses early on. Increased funding for treatment centers and social workers, in addition to destigmatizing addiction, will all work together to assist those suffering from addiction.
In order to build a vibrant economy we need to ensure that all working families can make ends meet with a liveable wage and a safe workplace. To do this we need to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to a liveable wage. Workers should have access to a form of paid family leave so they can have security while sick, or caring for a sick or dying loved one, without the fear of life-changing bankruptcy or loss of income. Most important is making affordable, quality child care readily available so families don’t have to choose between caring for children and participating in the workforce. All of these policies will aid Granite State families and translate into a vibrant economy that works for everyone.
The lack of available and affordable units is a reality in New Hampshire preventing young people from choosing the Granite State as a place to settle and challenging senior citizens as they look to downsize and transition to new homes. Possible solutions could include incentivizing developers with tax breaks or credits to build in areas previously overlooked in urban centers, such as old mill buildings or other structures that could be revitalized in new ways. Municipalities could also promote zoning strategies that encourage mixed use development that would be a boon to the economy as well as increase housing.
New Hampshire's reliance on property taxes means property poor towns can’t keep up with wealthier ones, resulting in glaring differences in the education children receive across the state. We must address the inequities of how the state determines how to fund an “adequate” education. I am hopeful that the Commission to Study School Funding, that I voted for in the Legislature, will begin the challenge of identifying the problems and constructing a solution. The work of the Commission will be vital to developing a plan and writing future legislation that can attempt to bridge the existing gaps. I will continue to support this work, as well as oppose attempts to redirect public funding to private or religious schools.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential in the building of a fair and just community. As a legislator, I will continue to support policies that address economic inequities such as a living wage, affordable childcare, and school funding. I will support policies that address protections of marginalized communities, including the LGBTQ+ community and people of color. I will acknowledge and elevate the voices of marginalized communities in the legislative process to ensure that all Granite Staters have the resources they need to succeed.