Americans for Prosperity Applauds Senate Finance Committee for Rejecting House’s Gasoline and Diesel Tax Hike

May 21, 2013

MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) is applauding a vote today by the Senate Finance Committee to remove the House-passed gasoline and diesel tax hike from the proposed budget.

“New Hampshire families and businesses should not have to pay more every time they fill up their tank so that state government can grow,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “The Senate Finance Committee deserves credit for putting working families and business owners first by removing this gasoline and diesel tax hike.”

The House passed the 12 cents per gallon gasoline and diesel tax increase earlier in the year.  Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Morse declared it would be “dead on arrival.”  The Senate Finance Committee voted today 4 to 2 to remove the House-supported 12 cents per gallon gasoline and diesel tax increase from the budget.

“We appreciate Senator Morse honoring his commitment to remove this burdensome and unnecessary tax from being placed upon our families and businesses,” added Moore.  “As we work to get our economy back on track again, the last thing we need to be doing is hitting people with higher taxes at the pump.”

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