Americans For Prosperity-NH Stands with Senator Morse in Opposition to 15 Cent Gas Tax Increase

February 21, 2013

WINDHAM – Americans For Prosperity (AFP) New Hampshire is announcing their opposition to the House Public Works and Highways Committee vote to move forward with a 15-cent gasoline tax increase.

“Gasoline prices are at record highs and yet the House’s insatiable need for more revenue trumps what is in the best interest of the hard working families in this state,” said Corey R. Lewandowski, State Director of Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire.  “The War on Energy Consumers must come to an end.  From filling up their tanks to heating their homes and turning on their lights, NH families are paying enough in energy bills.  They deserve to keep more of their paychecks, not less.”

HB 617, as amended by the Committee today, will increase the state’s gasoline tax by fifteen cents per gallon.  The Committee voted to approve the increase 17-0.  Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Chuck Morse (R-Salem) has said the increase will not pass the Senate.  “

We stand with Senator Morse in his opposition to this additional burden the House insists on placing upon NH families,” added Lewandowski.  “Senator Morse understands that increasing gas prices will not only make it more difficult for people to fill up their own tanks but the increased costs will be absorbed into everything that needs transported  and then passed along to NH consumers a second time.”

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