Union Leader: MONDAY, MARCH 11: "COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE."
By John DiStaso, Senior Political Reporter
MONDAY, MARCH 11: “COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE.” The conservative issues advocacy group Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) charged today the budget trailer bill released last week by Gov. Maggie Hassan contains 10 new taxes and fee hikes that are “counterproductive to job creation and economic growth.”
“We should be looking for ways to reduce the burden on the backs of small businesses, the backbone of our state’s economy,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH state director. “Unfortunately, many of the tax increases in the budget directly impact the job creators in New Hampshire. The last thing we need is to add to the weight of some of the highest business taxes in the nation. We hope the legislature reverses this economically destructive course and puts the focus back on economic growth and job creation.”