Stop the almost doubling of the New Hampshire gas tax!
The New Hampshire House voted 207 to 163 to almost double the New Hampshire gas tax. That’s a tax increase of around $1,000,000,000. Yes, Billion with a B. See the roll call. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Roll_calls/Billstatus_billrollcalls.aspx?lsr=785&sd=2013&sy=2013&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2013&txtbillnumber=hb617
HB617 now goes to the New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee. The hearing is on Thursday, 3-14-2013 at 1:30PM in Representative’s Hall at the New Hampshire State House in Concord. Please show up at the Committee hearing and speak out against this horrendous idea. Please encourage the Committee to reject the almost doubling of the New Hampshire gas tax. This bill calls for increasing gas taxes 4 years in a row! It calls for increasing diesel taxes 6 years in a row! If you cannot testify before the Committee, please email the entire Committee and politely express your opposition to HB617 by sending an email to this address -> HouseWaysandMeansCommittee@leg.state.nh.us
HB617 seeks to increase the price of every single good and service in New Hampshire. It will especially hurt the poor and middle class. Also, keep in mind that if HB617 becomes law, gas prices will be higher in New Hampshire than in all of the border states. That means that people that live in VT, ME or MA but work in NH may stop buying their gas in NH and start buying their gas in VT, ME or MA. It also means people that live in NH but work in VT, ME or MA may stop buying gas in NH and start buying their gas in VT, ME or MA. Many, many NH business will be greatly hurt by this tax increase. Many people will have their hours cut or even lose their job. This bill is bad for everyone in New Hampshire!
HB617 notice (PDF flyer with info to contact Reps about HB617)