Disappointed in the New Hampshire House for passing a hike in the state's Gas Tax
(April 23rd, 2014) - Today, the New Hampshire House passed Senate Bill 367. If signed into law as currently written, it would increase the Gas Tax by 23% to 22 cents per gallon. The bill passed with a vote of 193 - 141. The bill had previously passed the State Senate with a vote of 15 - 9.
"The last thing New Hampshire families need right now is to have more money taken out of their wallets and pocketbooks. Our legislators in Concord have a responsibility to explore all options before considering a tax increase on their constituents. Sadly, they continue to ignore that obligation. Instead of passing Senate Bill 367, they should have taken a hard look at where current revenue is being spent, make the tough decisions to cut when necessary ,and only fund our priorities. That's exactly what New Hampshire families do every day."