PROPOSED TAX ON SEABROOK PLANT IS “MISGUIDED” AND WILL INCREASE COSTS TO FAMILIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES
EXETER – Today, Chris Sununu, candidate for the District 3 Executive Council seat, issued the following statement against the latest attempts by State House Democrats to fill their budget gap with more unfair taxes.
"On the heels of the ill-conceived Salem Toll Booth, Democrat Senators Cilley and Reynolds have added their own abusive authority to the agenda by penalizing New Hampshire’s electric rate payers by taxing power companies. As State House Democrats scramble to find revenues to fill their reckless budget gap, lawmakers should reject yet another attempt to squeeze New Hampshire’s families and small businesses.
"District 3 voters deserve someone to stand up for them and to speak out against policy proposals that will hurt our state’s economy and choke off job creation. As with the Salem Toll Booth, I don’t expect Bev Hollingworth to provide any leadership on this issue. Her pro-tax, anti-Seabrook record suggests that she will remain silent while her constituents continue to be asked to fund the Democrats’ spending spree.
"State House Democrats don’t understand that the result of such an unfair utility tax will lead to rate increases as the costs trickle down to the end user. In these difficult economic times, the last thing people need is another tax on electricity for their homes and businesses.
“This new and misguided tax proposal targets the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, one of the largest employers in the region, which has served to stabilize electric rates in times when electricity costs were skyrocketing across the country.”
New Hampshire’s Executive Council District 3 consists of the following cities and towns: Atkinson, Barrington, Brentwood, Chester, Danville, Dover, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Madbury, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Nottingham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham, and Windham.