In the State Senate, Melanie will work for quality education, regardless of a family's income, and resist programs that undermine our public schools - like vouchers paid by public tax revenue. As a State Senator, Levesque was committed to protecting our teachers and allowing them to teach honest history.
As a parent and an advocate for strong education, Melanie believes we are all enriched by learning more about each other and our shared history. We should be proud to raise our children as critical thinkers with access to well funded classrooms and a diversity of perspectives.
Melanie is committed to expanding job opportunities in the Granite State by investing in infrastructure. This includes roads, bridges, rail and the crucial expansion of reliable broadband internet into every corner of NH. Providing a direct commuter train line to Boston will inspire young professionals to settle their families here and help retain our resources in the form of new graduates.
Melanie is committed to working for all of her constituents, and reaching across party lines to address the opioid crisis, expanding healthcare options, protecting natural resources, enacting sensible gun laws that protect our children, and supporting working families.
Melanie has never voted in support of an income or sales tax and is committed to reducing the property tax burden for Granite Staters. Additionally, Melanie will dedicate herself to undoing the disastrous school voucher program that was slipped into the budget by New Hampshire Republicans. This program has been too costly for taxpayers and taken money from those who need it most.
On Fiscal Policy:
As a local business owner, Melanie is committed to delivering fundamental services without breaking the bank. Like the families it serves, Melanie believes state government must live within its means. She has the experience needed to navigate a balanced budget while protecting the programs that enable our citizens to live with hope and opportunity for a strong future.
On Energy and Environment:
Melanie is committed to expanding New Hampshire's use of renewable-energy options, from protecting our beautiful natural resources and eco based tourism, to mitigating the impact of carbon emissions. She also believes NH can be a national leader in the renewable economy, creating thousands of well-paying, sustainable jobs for Granite State workers.
On the Opioid Crisis:
Like many residents, Melanie has a personal connection to families who have been touched by addiction. She demands efforts to strengthen local treatment and prevention options and expand programs that educate our children about the dangers of substance abuse. In the State Senate, Melanie will also make sure that our police, EMTs and firefighters have the necessary resources and training.