CONCORD – Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement on the Democrat Senate budget:


“Once again the Democrats have demonstrated their willingness to give lip service to the tax pledge and then find ways to break it in practice. The Senate Democrats have added to the budget a piece of tax legislation which would devastate the New Hampshire business community and destroy the state’s business climate. The suspension of the Business Enterprise Tax (BET) credit will chase businesses out of the state and significantly hurt those that stay.


“Governor Lynch has merely expressed ‘concerns’ about this tax. As usual, he seems unwilling to take a firm stand and clearly state that he will veto any budget that imposes this $40 million tax hike on local businesses. He needs to make it clear that this is a bad tax for New Hampshire.”