Senator Soucy has worked to deliver real results for the people of Manchester and Litchfield. By championing family and small business friendly policies, passing fiscally responsible state budgets, and working to ensure public safety, Senator Soucy is known as a leader who works tirelessly to serve the district.
Protecting access to quality affordable healthcare is a top priority for Senator Soucy.
She voted to expand Medicaid in New Hampshire, providing coverage to 48,000 Granite Staters who would otherwise not have health insurance.
She has fought attempts to curtail medicaid, women's healthcare options, and eliminate coverage for pre-existing conditions.
In the most recent legislative session, Senator Soucy led efforts to decrease prescription drug costs, support local hospitals, and make insulin more affordable. She continues to support expanding telemedicine services, increasing access to mental health care, and improving veteran’s healthcare services.
Jobs and the Economy
Senator Soucy has always supported legislation that expands economic opportunity and quality, good-paying jobs, helping to keep New Hampshire the best State to live, work, and do business. This includes supporting workforce training and focusing on policies that help New Hampshire recruit and retain workers.
Senator Soucy supports raising the minimum wage and has sponsored legislation every year that she has served in the senate to increase the wage. She knows that good paying jobs are an investment for our economy and that well-paid workers are better employees and better customers and that their spending helps sustain our businesses and our economy.
Senator Soucy believes that education should begin in early childhood and continue until a student has realized their potential and has the skills they need to begin a career. She believes we need to work to increase school funding and secure a strong public education for all students in the district.
Taxes & Budget
Senator Soucy has worked with Democrats and Republicans in Concord to pass bipartisan budgets without new taxes. In doing so, she has sent millions of dollars back to District 18 that can be used to lower property taxes.
Senator Soucy opposes a sales and income tax.
The heroin and opioid crisis is a crucial issue facing New Hampshire. Senator Soucy has continued fighting for bipartisan legislation that combats the opioid crisis on multiple fronts, including prevention, treatment, recovery, and support for Firefighters and EMTs. Senator Soucy has been endorsed by the NH Troopers Association, the NH Police Association, and the Professional Fire Fighters of NH in her campaign for reelection.
In 2014, Senator Soucy was named Legislator of the Year by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for authoring and passing Joshua's Law, which helps the victims of domestic violence by making it easier to identify, charge, and prosecute domestic violence attackers; and for strengthening New Hampshire's human trafficking laws.
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