Concord, NH – Senate Republicans issued the following statements with respect to the home heating oil tax increase passed by the state Senate earlier today:
“Just when we thought Democrats could not find anything else to tax, we now have an increased tax on home heating oil,” said Senate Minority Leader Peter Bragdon (R-Milford). “This tax preys on people who will struggle to heat their homes this winter while prices are rising and incomes are dropping.”
“I am saddened this tax increase will trickle down to New Hampshire families. Now is not the time for the legislature to further burden New Hampshire citizens,” said Senator Ted Gatsas (R-Manchester).
The home heating oil tax increase included in HB 296 calls for a 25% increase in the tax, from 1 cent to 1.25 cents per gallon.