Maggie knows that the most important thing for you and your family is your safety. That's why she worked so hard to pass tough new laws to protect kids from sexual and online predators. She also helped to update anti-bullying laws, which now require schools to have policies against bullying at school and in cyberspace. Maggie sponsored the death benefit bill for families of law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty, and she voted for more state troopers to protect our highways. Maggie also sponsored legislation to ensure that state employees injured in the course of performing dangerous law enforcement duties continue their salary while the extent of their disability is being determined. Her efforts to reform the state prison system improved the effectiveness of monitoring nonviolent offenders and providing substance abuse or mental illness treatment, thereby furthering public safety while reducing costs.
A large component of public safety is dependent on the quality of our infrastructure. Maggie believes that it is therefore critical to improve our roads and bridges. She sponsored a 10-year transportation plan signed into law this past session that will do just that. This bill focuses on realistic improvements to state infrastructure over ten years, including critical repairs to the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth. Maggie also secured $4 million to invest in a bridge widening project in Seabrook.