NH GOP SUPPORTS WIECZOREK'S CALL TO REVISIT TOLL INCREASE

Contact: Fergus Cullen, Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party

 

NH GOP SUPPORTS WIECZOREK’S CALL TO REVISIT TOLL INCREASE

CONCORD – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen releases this statement following Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek’s call to reconsider the recently passed Lynch toll increase:

"The Lynch toll tax increase was poorly thought-out, evidenced by Councilor Hollingworth's last-minute idea of raising Hampton tolls even higher than Governor Lynch's administration proposed. Giving a government agency more money than it asks for is never a good idea, especially one like the Department of Transportation, where mismanagement during the Lynch administration has resulted in about half of transportation money being spent on other things. At a minimum, Gov. Lynch and the Executive Council should review whether the additional $8 million in toll taxes over the DOT's original request is really necessary."