Mont Vernon - Rep. William O’Brien had the following comments in response to the NH Senate’s rejection of the House-passed 67% increase in the gas tax:
“The State Senate is to be congratulated for protecting the taxpayers of New Hampshire from the NH House’s 67% increase in the gas tax.
While my struggle in the House to address concerns about Red-listed Bridges and Roads by forbidding diversion of almost one-third of Highway Trust Funds away from bridge and road construction and repairs was met there by a majority calling for a 12 cent per gallon tax increase, now that this tax hike has been rejected in the Senate, I call upon House Democrats to join me in a bi-partisan solution by using the funds that the people having given us to eliminate Red-listed bridges and roads.
William O’Brien is a state representative from Mont Vernon, serving his fourth term in the New Hampshire House. He is exploring a campaign for election as New Hampshire’s member of Congress from the Second Congressional District.