During the last four years representing District 18, Senator Soucy has worked to deliver real results to the people of Manchester and Litchfield by championing family friendly and small business policies, passing fiscally responsible state budgets, working with police and firefighters to ensure public safety, and supporting bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis in our community.
Taxes & Budget
For the past four years 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.
She supports an increase in the minimum wage. Every year she sponsors a bill to raise the minimum wage in New Hampshire because paying decent wages is a good investment for our economy. Well-paid workers are better employees and better customers; their spending helps sustain our businesses and our economy.
Senator Soucy has worked with Democrats and Republicans in Conocord to pass balanced, bipartisan budgets without new taxes. She has also supported legislation that revises business taxes to encourage growth, innovation, job creation, and entrepeneurship.
Senator Soucy opposes a sales and income tax.
Senator Soucy believes that education should begin in early childhood and continue until a student has realized their potential and has the skills he or she needs to begin a career.
In an effort to make higher education more affordable, Senator Soucy supported a tuition freeze at our colleges and universities.
The heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing issue facing New Hampshire. Senator Soucy has continued fighting for bipartisan legislation that combats the opioid crisis on multiple fronts, including prevention treatment and recovery and support for our first responders who are on the front line.
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.
Protecting access to quality healthcare is a top priority for Senator Soucy, and she has fought attempts to curtail medicaid, and women's healthcare options.
She voted to expand Medicaid in New Hampshire, providing coverage to 48,000 Granite Staters who would otherwise not have health insurance.
Senator Soucy has also fought to ensure Granite State women have access to a full range of health services. She sponsored a buffer zone law, which protects anyone seeking healthcare from a reproductive health center from harrassment as they enter or exit the facility.