On Thursday, the New Hampshire State Senate voted to increase the Gas Tax to 22.4 cents per gallon by a vote of 14 to 9. If signed into law, this bill equates to a 23% tax increase on Granite State families. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire testified against this increase at a public hearing citing the effect it would have on New Hampshire families and businesses. At the hearing, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, along with others, discussed how raising the Gas Tax would result in increased transportation costs for goods, which would impact small businesses that rely on the use of vehicles, and the consumers who purchase them.
We all know that every citizen will be affected by raising the Gas Tax. The State Senate's vote on Thursday places the lack of fiscal discipline by Governor Hassan and the House on the shoulders of the New Hampshire taxpayer. New Hampshire residents deserved better.
We want to thank those State Senators listed below who voted against raising the Gas Tax. We encourage you to click HERE and contact each of them to thank him or her for their vote.
Here is the list of those State Senators who voted to increase the Gas Tax. We encourage you to click HERE
and let him or her know your thoughts as well.
Be assured that we will continue to oppose raising the Gas Tax as it moves through the legislature and will work to let citizens of New Hampshire know how it will negatively affect them.