Local press: "aggressive," significant business tax cuts," "detailed economic plan," "light years ahead of Smith's rival"


Manchester - Last week, Republican candidate for Governor, Kevin Smith, unveiled part one of his four-part economic plan "New Hampshire's Future is Now" which was highlighted by reforms to the state's corporate tax structure as well as improving the efficiencies of state government and reducing its costs.

Smith's plan was widely hailed by local media which labeled it, among other things, "aggressive" and "the most specific and detailed economic plan in recent memory."

Below are excerpts from the local media's coverage of Smith's plan:

NH Journal's Patrick Hynes:  " Republican candidate offered up the most specific and detailed economic plan in recent memory. And it’s only the first piece of a four-part plan."

"Republicans responded positively to the plan and suggested it was light years ahead of Smith’s rival frontrunner Ovide Lamontagne’s relatively vague platform."  NHJ 3/21/12

The Union Leader's John Distaso:   "Republican Kevin Smith later today will become the first candidate for governor to unveil a detailed economic plan, and the Granite Status has learned that the centerpiece of its initial segment is the reform of the state's business taxes."  Granite Status 3/20/12

The Nashua Tepegraph's Kevin Landrigan:  "Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Smith, of Litchfield, unveiled an aggressive “The Future Is Now” report that offers some significant business tax cuts."  Nashua Telegraph 3/25/12 

WMUR's Josh McElveen (interviewing Smith):  "You've also become the first candidate to release your business plan..."  WMUR's Close-Up 3/25/12

Part one of Smith's economic plan for NH can be read by clicking on New Hampshire's Future is Now.