Kevin knows that our best investments are in our children.
He is proud to have sent all three of his children through Manchester Public Schools and has worked hard to improve public schools and make college more affordable. In the State Senate, he worked to secure the largest education funding in state history in the 2020-2021 budget.
He believes in reducing the cost of college and strengthening New Hampshire’s technical schools and community colleges to ensure that young people have access to good paying jobs in New Hampshire.
Kevin does not support the new taxpayer-funded voucher system, known as “Education Freedom Accounts.” “Education Freedom Accounts” are essentially coupons that allow families to shop for education in a shopping mall of private franchisees. The schools that accept these vouchers have virtually NO accountability requirements for what is taught or how they spend taxpayer dollars. This system takes money away from our public school infrastructure and favors wealthy families at the expense of New Hampshire working families. Whether you utilize these vouchers, the already soaring cost of this program will continue to increase property taxes for all Granite Staters.
Kevin will always fight to protect and expand access to quality, affordable healthcare.
Healthcare is more important now than ever. New Hampshire has the highest healthcare costs in the nation, and Kevin knows that we need relief now. He will always work to ensure that our working families can access high quality care at a reasonable price.
As the community continues to battle the opioid crisis, Kevin has championed expanded access to treatment and recovery services, prevention education in schools, and working with first responders to get the training and support they need.
On the Executive Council, Kevin will always support funding for organizations that provide critical health services and family planning services. During these difficult times, our most vulnerable citizens deserve access to the health care that they need.
Our Workers & Businesses
Kevin knows that our strength comes from protecting workers and small businesses.
Kevin believes that working Granite Staters have been rightfully credited for helping us navigate through these unprecedented times and it is our responsibility to go beyond words of thanks and put policies in place that protect their health and families.
Appointed by the Governor, Kevin sat on the Economic Re-Opening Task Force where he worked with community leaders, businesses and workers to open up key sectors of the economy and help people get back to work safely.
Senator Cavanaugh supports bipartisan efforts to enhance local recovery options, strengthen prevention efforts, and expand programs that educate our children about substance misuse.
- Fight for expanded access to treatment and recovery services
- Support police in keeping drug dealers off the streets
- Provide our first responders, EMTs, and firefighters with the resources they need.
Raising The Minimum Wage
Kevin believes that all workers, and especially our state employees, should be able to afford to raise a family and live a life of dignity. Unfortunately, in 2011 our Legislature eliminated our state’s minimum wage, and all attempts to reinstate it in recent years have been summarily rejected by Governor Sununu.
If we don’t take action, we’ll continue to lose skilled workers to higher paying jobs in our neighboring New England states. As an Executive Councilor, Kevin is committed to working with state employees to ensure that New Hampshire continues to foster a talented and prosperous workforce.