Manchester, NH – From 2007 to 2008, Sen. Hassan raised seven taxes and fees on motorists in New Hampshire, but her efforts to nickel and dime the state’s drivers had just begun. Five more motor vehicle related taxes and fees included in Sen. Hassan’s 2009 budget are “Maggie’s Taxes of the Day” for October 4, 2012.
As a part of the 2009 budget, one Sen. Hassan continues to argue cut spending, she voted to increase:
23) The fee charged to insurance companies, and passed on to consumers, for electronic copies of motor vehicle records by 50%, from $8 to $12…
24) …and the fee for all other records requests by 88%, from $8 to 15;
25) The fee for certified copies of a driving by 50%, record from $10 to $15;
26) The fee for inspection stickers by 30%, from $2.50 to $3.25;
27) The fee for vanity plates by 60%, from $25 to $40 per set.
Sen. Hassan has shown she has no problem digging in our car's seat cushions as a means of supporting her tax and spend habit. New Hampshire voters should make sure she doesn't get the keys to the budget in order to do it again.