Chris Sununu on Families & Children
Accommodate infants in workplace; support paid family leave
We must provide greater flexibility in our workforce. We established our Infants in the Workplace Initiative, which will allow state employees to bring their infants to work in the early stages of life, which will keep our
state competitive and provide immense benefits to family.
Senator Jeb Bradley's bill which I wholeheartedly SUPPORT is the only shot at delivering a viable voluntary paid family leave program that does not contain an income tax. Let's get it done.
Source: 2020 Alabama State of the State address
, Feb 13, 2020
Focus on kids in foster care, instead of paperwork
I also believe we must reform our foster care system. We must ensure that our system is one that attracts and retains those caring families who extend their homes and hearts to foster children.
And once we retain them, let's get governmental bureaucracy out of their way so they can focus their attention on the children and not waste their time dealing with paperwork.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Hampshire legislature
, Jan 3, 2019
More home-care funding ultimately lowers the cost of care
Q: What would you do to improve access to respite care so that more family caregivers can take a break from their caregiving duties & continue their caregiving responsibilities?
Chris Sununu: I believe increases in home-care funding ultimately lowers
the cost of care. We need to recruit & retain caregivers so that we have the resources necessary to support the care that's required. I'll work to retain skilled nurses & caregivers in NH after graduation, ensuring we have the resources to provide
family caregivers breaks from their duties. Incentivizing recent graduates to enter the field of respite care will improve access, increase competition & lower costs. Family caregivers should have access to funding, which provides a familiar level of
comfort for seniors who may prefer a family member's caregiving.
Colin Van Ostern: I support New Hampshire's policy of including respite care as a covered benefit under Medicaid and would oppose any attempts by the legislature to eliminate funding.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race
, Oct 31, 2016
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