Manchester, NH – While in the legislature, Senator Hassan’s massive tax and spend budgets – a 24% increase in state spending leaving us with an $800 million dollar budget deficit – hurt job creation in New Hampshire. They also made it more expensive for those New Hampshire residents with a job to get to work – literally! Senator Hassan’s votes in support of five fee hikes on vehicle registrations in 2007 are “Maggie’s Taxes of the Day” for October 2, 2012.
In her first budget as a member of Senate leadership, one that increased general fund spending by 17.5%, Senator Hassan voted to increase:
(1) three registration fee increases on cars, depending on weight, between 12% and 24%;
(2) the per pound registration fee for trucks by 12%; and
(3) the motorcycle registration fee by 25%.
In her own words, Senator Hassan believes “we need to have a conversation” about raising the gas tax, and has said the same about toll increases. Her abysmal record of raising a number of other fees on our state’s drivers should serve as a warning sign that she wants to do more than just talk about raising your taxes. If given the chance as Governor, she’ll do it.
Background: As a State Senator:
Maggie Hassan SUPPORTED increasing raising car, truck, and motorcycle registration fees. Hassan voted YEA on adopting the Committee of Conference Report (2348CofC) for the bill. 6/27/2007, Vote #172, HB2.