Sen. Bradley Statement on Senate Votes Against Tobacco Tax Increase and to Indefinitely Postpones Gas Tax Hike

The New Hampshire Senate
Republican Majority Office
May 23, 2013
Tom Cronin
Sen. Bradley Statement on Senate Votes Against Tobacco Tax Increase and to Indefinitely Postpones Gas Tax Hike
Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley issued the following statement today after the Senate voted 13-11 to kill an increase in the tobacco tax, and voted 18-6 to indefinitely postpone debate on the gas tax increase:
“Republicans ran on a platform of protecting taxpayers and encouraging job growth and today took a clear and decisive stand in that regard by opposing millions of dollars in new taxes on New Hampshire consumers, families, and businesses.
“A number of Republicans supported Gov. Hassan’s nontax revenue source: a single casino.  However, the Governor failed to convince members of her party in the House to support this voluntary revenue source despite her exhaustive lobbying effort.  Republicans will not now abandon their steadfast commitment to that state’s taxpayers and economy in order to fund the Governor’s tax and spend agenda.”
According to the bills’ fiscal notes, combined, the tobacco and gas tax increases voted on today would have cost New Hampshire consumers and motorists over $50 million next year and nearly $1.2 billion over the next decade.  

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at