"Boutin coasted to victory last night..."- The Union Leader
Republican Dave Boutin beat Democratic candidate David Paquette yesterday by a significant margin, 670 to 388.
In the news...NH Democrats Want to Tax, Tax, Tax
Tom Fahey of the Union Leader reports on Democrats efforts to tax us out of the NH Advantage:
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee have their summer assignments: Draft tax bills.
Sales tax, income tax, property tax, businesses tax, luxury tax, beer tax, amusement tax, inheritance tax, second-home tax -- you name it. Oh, and gambling, too. They'll all get the treatment this summer andfall.
...includes a tax on estates over $3 million, a 3 percent luxury tax on the purchase of cars worth $30,000 or more and on "tangible personal property" worth $10,000 or more; taxes on entertainment, gambling winnings, an expanded tobacco tax, and a payroll tax for businesses with payrolls of $10,000 or more a week. Estimates are that a 1 percent payroll tax would generate nearly $200 million.