The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
The “Paddle Tax” is Not a Solution to NH’s Budget Deficit
Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) issued the following statement concerning a new “Paddle Tax” to fund the NH Department of Fish & Game:
“During the long gubernatorial campaign this year, Governor Hassan consistently talked about the bi-partisan budget that was passed that included no taxes and fees.
“Less than a week after ballots have been cast, we are now hearing about a proposal to tax canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft.
“The "paddle tax" is not a solution for dealing with budget issues and should not even be considered. It will hurt tourism, be largely unenforceable, and raise little revenue.
“The LLC tax and the Camping Tax were bad ideas that had to be repealed. The Paddle Tax should not even be proposed.”