Americans for Prosperity Says Governor Hassan’s Support of a Tax Hike on Gas and Diesel the Wrong Direction for New Hampshire

February 06, 2014

CONCORD – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) called Governor Hassan’s support for legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Rausch to increase the state’s gas tax and to provide automatic tax increases in the future and major blow to the New Hampshire Advantage.  In today’s State of the State address, Gov. Hassan singled out Sen. Rausch’s bill for support.

“The drivers of New Hampshire can’t afford the significant new tax increase included in the gas tax hike that Governor Hassan supported today,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director.  “In addition to hitting our citizens in the wallet now, it will mean automatic tax increases on the price of gas and diesel in the future.  Beyond this, an increase gas and diesel will undercut the New Hampshire Advantage of having lower taxes and, accordingly, lower prices in the future.  It’s time for Governor Hassan to stand up against a gas tax hike, not to embrace it.”

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